love wearing suit and tie everyday

Sorry I have been away for a while,I am both amazed and pleased at how this little thing I started just by telling how I  love to wear a suit and tie or jacket and tie all the time has gotten a little interest.It is just a desire deep within myself to dress this way,I guess it started from when I was little,as far back as I can remember,that I was dressed this way by my parents for all special and family events,and every Sunday for church,then when I was about 7years old, I was getting ready for school ( now at this time I attended public school,but the dress code for this school system at that time was(( button down shirt,dress slacks and dress shoes,absolutely no jeans or t-shirts or sneakers))anyway this was up north and it was late in April,when your thinking aahhh! spring time,summer not to far around the corner.All the winter coats have been sent to the dry cleaners,and are now packed away till next winter,and low and behold one of those freaky cold blasts come from the north,now because it is late April,it is not cold enough to warrant wearing a parka,but yet it is cold enough where,  not wearing any jacket, was going to be to cold while waiting at the bus stop.So being a little(for lack of a better word "BRATTY") that morning, I started to complain to my parents that if my coats weren't put away for the season already,I would have a coat to wear,well my father said I can fix that problem,he got up from the breakfast table,(and I'm thinking" good,he is going to get one of my coats out that have been put away") well I was wrong, he returned from my room and my closet,and he had a sport coat in his hands,and told me "Here put this on,and wear it to school"well I was devastated at that moment,how could I wear this to school,all my friends would give me a hard time,so I figured the best thing to do was communicate this to my parents,and they would understand my feelings.well my father announced that he had to leave for work,and had no time for my concerns and told my mother,that I was to wear the sport coat,that the other coats were already dry cleaned and no sense in dirtying it for one day,that wearing the sport coat would not be the death of me.to which my mother was in complete agreement.so my father left for work.So here I was, it was time for me to get ready to go to the bus stop,and while whining the whole time about it, I started to put on the sport coat,when my mother told me wait a minute,before you put that on. well a sudden feeling of relief had come over me,because in my 7 year old mind,I figured that I had whined enough,to win my case,and I would be able to wear one of my other coats instead.WRONG. In her wisdom, my mother decided, that I just didn't look proper with just my button down shirt,dress slacks,and the sport coat.She felt that what the heck,if your going to go that far,why not go all the way. So, she went into my room,and my closet,and took out a tie and a sweater vest,and put them on me,along with the sport coat,and sent me off to school.Needless to say, I was taunted relentlessly by my friends,for a good part of the day,but, at the same time, I was complimented,and treated very special by the teachers,and other adults,and some of the kids for the way I was dressed.(now as i stated earlier,I was always dressed this way by my parents,for special occasions,family gatherings,and church all the time,and I enjoyed it very much,i loved the way I looked,how the clothes felt on me and how they made me feel when I wore them,but because of peer pressure,from my friends,I didn't want to wear them to school no matter how good I felt when dressed that way.But that cold morning in April changed my mind,I learned that you need to do what ever it is that makes you happy in your life,no matter what your friends might think( as long as it doesn't do harm to you,or anyone else)So from that day forward,I started to wear a jacket and tie/ suit to school,at first one time a week then twice a week etc. till it became every school day,and then from there it became all day all weekend long,unless of coarse, I was playing with my friends where wearing such clothes would not work.The teasing stopped quite rapidly from my friends,and quicker from some then others,because a couple of my friends parents liked how nice I looked,that they adopted the same way of dress for there own sons.(which I can tell you,didn't make me very popular in their eyes for a short time,but they in time got over it).So from that cold April day soon to be 39 years ago,I decided that I was going to dress the way I want to dress,no matter how strange some people might think it is,( I mean after all,if your thing is to wear a torn, stained, pocket t-shirt,and jeans or shorts,and that makes you happy who am I to say,your weird for dressing that way, that is what makes you, YOU and dressing the way I do, makes me , ME.Finally,till this day,my way of dress is still contagious, I have three adult friends that dress the way I do,as much as I do,2 by their decision,(which their wives were thrilled beyond words with)and the third encouraged by his wife to follow suit,and met with a little resistance in the beginning,but happy to report,he is a completely happy con-vert. In closing I say to all of you, who love to wear, a, suit and tie/jacket and tie/dress shirt and tie( which of coarse must have heavy heavy starched collar,and tie up good and tight)continue what you are doing,enjoy being you,and in time hopefully,(by what I have seen with a couple of my friends so far)people will once again appreciate the look and feeling of wearing a nice suit/jacket and tie /dress shirt and tie,and we can go back to the good old days when everyone dressed nice everywhere,and the world seemed to make allot more sense,and people were friendlier,and kinder to each other,hopefully one day dreams can come true.      Ta-Ta For Now

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From 6th grade to 12th my school had a dress code consisting of nice pants, shirt and tie. Most guys would wear baggy khakis and Birkenstocks with short sleeve shirts untucked and a tie that was below the collar and loose. My mom would hang my clothes on the closet door every night before bed (for school, after school and on weekends) and that was what I would wear. If it wasn't Brooke's Brothers she would think it was not 'dressy' enough. My shirts were starchy and my collar size was always 1/2 an inch smaller than the tailor would measure because my mom liked the 'snug' look and would insist that it would help me focus on my work. Huh? My father made me wear a blazer or sport coat as well even tho the school didn't require that. After school i had to stay in my school clothes and work on homework. After dinner i was allowed to take off my tie and coat. I hated this for about three years but then I decided to 'own' it and i started wearing suits to school almost everyday. Now I am in my late 20's and i work from home running my own business but I still wear a suit and tie everyday. And yes, when i do go out or travel you get treated with respect by most people and plus it feels good to dress well. My 'dress down days' on the weekends are dress slacks, dress shirt, bow tie, sport coat and my trusty saddle shoes. People respond positively to it and women seen to really dig it.

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I am 14yrs old and unless I'm out hiking I dress in a shirt and tie everyday, Even If I'm just staying in.

I converted myself, I was tired of wearing what everyone else wore. So I gave up my casual habits and started suiting up! Now I'm much more happy and I love wearing suits and ties whenever i can.

I love beer bellied man in business suits. So sexy

I have been converted by my fiance Alysha who has always wanted me to wear suit so i am starting to convert and i will often wear them out, I do wear boardies and tshirt for normal job cos i work at the beach but i am loving your stories and i am gonna try to wear suits even more, am wearing a suit right now while writing this

Sounds like you found a good wife who knows how to Put her man in his place! Actually had my top button undone until I read this.

Hi guys another success story coming up. <br />
As a kid i always dressed casual to everything, even to weddings i would still wear jeans and a t-shirt, my parents werent to worried because they never dressed up either. then once i became a teen i wore nicer clothes for formal occasions and my girlfriend who is now my fiance was pivotal in the change. at the year 10 dance i wore a suit for the very first time only to match her dress. in year 11 and 12 i got more dress clothing, including a tuxedo for prom but i still only wore formal clothes for special occasions. After school i was getting into sport andplaying cricket at a very high level, often when we werent playing we were training so i hardly ever wore formal clothing while at the cricket academy. Once i moved in with my girlfriend she set about fixing my wardrobe and bought me a new tailored suit. a lot of my mates were into there dress clothes and then i first started wearing a dress shirt and tie out and about, I did at first keep my top button undone but soon enough i got used to doing up my top button and pulling my tie all the way to the top.<br />
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I now wear a suit every time i go to work and sometimes even round the house, and you guys have inspired me because right now i am sitting here in a black suit, black dress shirt and silver tie which is my style.

Nice style! Love the black with silver think you just inspired my wear for tomorrow.

I have commented on this before and I was going to start wearing a suit to shool everyday, however I have been growing and my suit no longer fits me. I still have dress shirts and ties and stuff, but it's a shame because my parents can't afford to buy me a new one. I wish I could find someone to help me get is new suit jacket, but it isn't looking good. I also have my brothers graduation coming up which I would have liked to wear it to. Maybe one of you guys could help. If not, oh well.

hello, I just want to say that I am glad that there are other people that dress the way I do. I was always inspired by the fashions of the 50's, 40's, 30's, and so on. I always liked the way people dressed up to do the simplest things, such as going to the grocery store or watching a ball game. my friends always comment on what I'm wearing. I'm only fifteen, and I prefer to wear sport coats, blazers, and suits on a daily basis. I even wear a variety of pocket watches (all of them mechanical, most of them antique. quartz watches just aren't as classy). now, whenever I have to wear jeans for anything-which I seldom do, for I only have one pair-they feel awkward and heavy, just like ethan63 described. not only does wearing what we wear feel comfortable, but it feels right. the only thing that becomes an obstacle is that my parents, for some reason or another, want me to dress more casually. I think they fear that I will be laughed at, or possibly physically bullied. I have never been attacked at school, for I go to a military academy, but whenever I leave the house to see some friends they worry. anyways, I wish we could go back to those times when nobody would think to leave the house clothed in their pajamas. when everybody dressed nicely. I mean, you can tell we live in an overly-casual world when you can look at casual wear from the 1930's and call it formal wear. I believe we can make a difference in the way we see ourselves because, frankly, everyone looks better in a jacket and tie. I own many. I also recommend thrift shopping for formal wear. because they are seldom worn nowadays, you can buy them for as low as five bucks, and they will be at most only slightly worn (though so slight as to not be noticeable, even by the wearer). I have even found custom tailored suits and blazers, fresh from Hong Kong (the fabrics there are outstanding, and you can get a custom suit for $100. they will be ready within 48 hours as well). Ebay is also a good source. Thanks!!

I'd conformed to wearing a suit and tie just about everyday life just seems better now. I've been feeling more confident than ever, I've been getting nothing but compliments on what a fabulous change it has been. I've actually noticed some of my friends starting to clean up their looks a bit!

Are you in high school too?
What state? Seems like i'm the only one that likes dressing up

Hey Kyle I goto school in nj. Your def not the only one anymore!

it sucks cause my suit does' fit me anymore and I can't afford new one. Parents can't afford and I have to spend my money on food and essential stuff. I got all the dress shirts &amp; ties in the world, but the suits are just too expensive.

I was reading this and it kind of reminded me of myself, but there was nobody ever to push me to wear a suit to school. Now I wear a suit to school for basketball and soccer games. But that is really my only opportunities. I am involved is sports and it would be a pain to change for gym and practice and the weight room everyday. And somedays get a little hot. I do love the feeling when I wear I and how I look, and from this story it is definately something I will use as a parent when I have kids to get them to dress nice to school. Meaning if they have a school uniform. I go to public school and there is no uniform, but when I go to college and work I do plan on wearing a suit often. This story even got me to want to dress up. I am sitting here in my black suit, white shirt and striped tie.<br />
And I usually look for opportunities to dress up like school dances and events.

I've worn a bsuit to classes the last few days, I've been getting nothing but compliments. I feel great and look great it's quite a nice change honestly.

Im really more of a T-shirt and Jeans guy I dont like to dress up ever. I came across this page though and as I kept reading the posts I felt like I wanted to dress up, so now im sitting here in a nice pink shirt gray slack and grey/pink tie and I feel and look great. Think the shirts and ties just converted another T-shirt! Wish I wasnt so immature in the past and gave into it a long time ago.

Im so glad I found these posts. My youngest son loves to wear suits and ties it even got to a point that I wanted to pull my hair out because he wanted to wear them to school everyday. We would fight every day. believe it or not he'd wear them to bed. His dad and I didn't mind him wearing them around the house but not to school. Finally I accepted that this is what he wants to wear and most likely feels comfortable wearing them.....sometimes I can get away with asking him to put his suit in his backpack...lol when I pick him up from the bus he has his "dress clothes" on. I was afraid that other kids would make fun of him but now i can sit down and talk to him about it just in case it happens and feel comfortable talking about it and that he is not the only one who LOVES to wear suits. <br />
Thanks a million Janine

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Great Story JaninePosted December 31st, 2011 at 6:22PM

What a great story Janine

I know that in some ways, it might be hard for yourself or your husband to understand the choice in your sons style of attire. As you look around you, and see most other boys not dressed that way, you find yourself asking why my son. I am not a psycholigist, but I know from personal expirience that if he truely has a deep desire to dress this way, (not unlike the boy that loves wearing his favorite t-shirt and jeans) it would really make him happy if you would embrace his desire. Yes it can be a little tough for a boy/young man to wear these type of clothing around others his age,that wear what is what they would call in fashion right now. But, in time, the more he wears his suits etc. the more it just becomes the "NORM" for him and those around him.

One of my closist friends, which I described in my story, has a 5 year old son, he just started Catholic school this year, and as part as his uniform, he is required to wear a shirt and tie and a sweater. which was no battle. Anyway, he has grown up seeing his father and myself always in Jacket and tie or suit and tie. He announced to his father and also to me, that he desired to have the same kind of clothes that we wear. So this Christmas, he was thrilled to unwrap a couple sport coats, a couple suits, and dress shirts and ties along with his other gifts. He now has a nice little wardrobe going, and is thrilled to be able to choose which to wear. And let me tell you, that is all he wants to wear. No matter where he might be going, that is how he wishes to dress. Just the other day, his father took him to the train store, and he was wearing one of his suits, when he got out of the car, he straightened out his clothes, put his suit coat on and buttoned it, and told his dad, now I am ready. Well to make a long story short, he always has a big smile on his face when people tell him how nice he looks, and his daddy smiles very big when people tell him he has a sharp dressing son, and it is nice to see a very nicely dressed boy for a change. So I say if it makes your son happy, embrace it, and when you go somewhere with him, and he is dressed this way, kick back and see the nice reaction of strangers and enjoy the compliments that will be coming your way. BEST YET look at how much money he will save you. You can go on e-bay or online and you can buy him a new suit dress shirt and tie for less money than a single pair of those in style jeans. Till later take care.Feature This Story
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Do you folks like to wear braces with your more formal dress?<br />
I like suits etc but love wearing braces with whatever trousers or jeans (sorry to those who don't like jeans) I am wearing. Would be intereseted to hear on this.

I love this story, children can be so cruel but you learned to ignore them and be true to yourself that is a admirele quality to find in on so young. I had similar issues growing up but my style was only influenced not forced, I still dealt with teasing and the like but learned to ignore it and be my true self.

i enjoy dressing up myself. Most weeks I wear a necktie 6 days a week. It makes me feel good.<br />
I like seeing men with a tie on, they look cool.

Some great stories here, I can well relate to. I think for many the origins of feeling a buzz dressed sharp n smart is in your younger years as for some reason, we all kinda hated it at first! In the UK, we had the burden of School Uniform. We all recall the agony of Monday morning school days, where our parents would ensure our blazers, shirts and ties were all neatly pressed and waiting for us to assemble. The blazer being the worse as you couldn't even hide from the burden of uniform as mostly you didn't need a coat. And of course if I tried to defy the rule I'd get the recriminations. which for me was a lovely spot in the detention room! What better way after spending the day stuck in the ruddy thing than spending a couple of hours after school in full uniform just because I didn't wish to wear a tie for 1 day!!<br />
And yet for some strange reason, a couple of months after school I really missed the dressing smart thing as at Uni it was all so tacky and rough. I secretly missed my school days and wearing a uniform. <br />
When I began looking for work after Uni, I knew that I wanted to return to wearing smart clothes and began to realise they could make a difference. On applying for 2 jobs, I had offers from both places. One had a smart casual dress code while the other was business formal with the requirement of a suit, shirt and tie. I had friends who had formal dress codes and inspite of the buisness dress job being an extra 1 hr commute a day I opted for this post. I just really fancied getting all suited and booted for work and having made my choice I find it brilliant and wearing a suit gives me real pleasure and satisfaction. I agree that you do get nice reactions from others and it's spot on that the girls love it. It can be a bit scary wondering how people are going to react when they see me dressed up but the reaction is always positive. I think more men would like to dress this way be it choice or requirement. I think it is as you move into adulthood, dressing smart is more appreciated.

Hi Brian,<br />
It is good to hear from you again. So I see you are now the proud owner of three blazers, congradulations. Blazers are a wonderful thing, they are so easy to mix and match to make a nice dressy outfit, yet not as formal as a suit. As far as buying them on e-bay, way to go. I love buying there myself, you can get some great deals on there. I like to call myself frugal when it comes to buying my clothes. As we know from the past, I love my dress clothes and wear basically nothing else, but as much as I love wearing a big name lable jacket, I don't want to pay the big name price. For me nothing is more exciting than when I am able to buy myself a Jacket that would cost easily $600.00 in one of the big name stores, for less then $100.00 on e-bay. Like I told my friends, if you walk up to someone in lets say for instance A Ralph Lauren Blazer Thats cost $600 in the big stores, but you paid $85 on e-bay, they would be none the wiser unless you told them.<br />
I'm glad to hear your girlfriend Ashley loved the surprise you did for her, by what I had read from you I figured she would just go crazy for it. I truely believe nothing does her heart more good then being able to show off her smartly dressed man off to her friends. One thing I have come to realize is the majority of women love a well dressed man, and hope they are lucky enough to get themselves one that will dress that way as much as possible. I thought 2 of the greatest things you did that was very special to her was 1- when you bought the burgundy and navy blazers for yourself and surprised her with them and then mostly 2- when you looked in her history and saw she was looking at a grey blazer for you and a dress for her and you bought them and surprised her again. Yes she loved the presant of the dress, and you gettting the blazer to wear. but, most of all, it was the fact you took it upon yourself to buy them for the two of you to enjoy wearing together. This to her said that you are truely embracing and enjoying wearing these clothes, and not just wearing what she bought for you to just make her happy.<br />
I knew your friends would get over seeing you dressed up all the time. Like I said, It isn't so much the fact you are wearing dressier clothes around them,but, it was that they were use to seeing you dressed the old way, and now you changed things up and they noticed. It is human nature, when you do something all the time,(like when you always wore t-shirts and jeans) their eyes saw it, and basically their brains said sameity-same low priority. but then low and behold you show up in dress clothes and brains says woah! very differant HIGH Priority. but, now because you have been dressed up around them more and more for some time now, their brains are back to sameity-same low priority.<br />
As far as being comfortable wearing a blazer alot or all the time. If wearing a blazer is what you really want to do, then no they are not stiff or uncomfortable to wear. Well that is a big part of it, and the other part I guess is what you are use to. Case in point: I was doing something just a short time ago, and wearing my dress clothes was not in the equasion. So I put on a pocket t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans( I think the one and only i have of each) anyway, I didn't really want to wear them, and also I have been wearing dress slacks for so long, and it has been so long since I had worn a pair of jeans, they to me felt so stiff and HEAVY I couldn't wait to get them off and back into normal clothes.Give me dress slacks oxford shirt, tie and blazer any day.<br />
Sorry to here you didn't get up grade, but it has been a while since I got one myself. As far as your relatives, looking at you differently, and complimenting you on your style of dress, fantastic, I think thats great, after all for me, with the time and effort it takes to maintain a style of dress like this, getting nice comments about your style of dress in a certain part makes it all worth while. Mark my words, in time you will see that the more you wear your blazers, you will become like me and others that have shared their stories here, and no matter where you are going,that won't ruin it, you will find yourself retreiving one from your closet and putting it on, because you almost feel naked not wearing one.Anyway, it was great hearing from you again, hope to hear more in the future. Till then take care everyone, Ethan

Hi Brian,<br />
It is good to hear from you again. So I see you are now the proud owner of three blazers, congradulations. Blazers are a wonderful thing, they are so easy to mix and match to make a nice dressy outfit, yet not as formal as a suit. As far as buying them on e-bay, way to go. I love buying there myself, you can get some great deals on there. I like to call myself frugal when it comes to buying my clothes. As we know from the past, I love my dress clothes and wear basically nothing else, but as much as I love wearing a big name lable jacket, I don't want to pay the big name price. For me nothing is more exciting than when I am able to buy myself a Jacket that would cost easily $600.00 in one of the big name stores, for less then $100.00 on e-bay. Like I told my friends, if you walk up to someone in lets say for instance A Ralph Lauren Blazer Thats cost $600 in the big stores, but you paid $85 on e-bay, they would be none the wiser unless you told them.<br />
I'm glad to hear your girlfriend Ashley loved the surprise you did for her, by what I had read from you I figured she would just go crazy for it. I truely believe nothing does her heart more good then being able to show off her smartly dressed man off to her friends. One thing I have come to realize is the majority of women love a well dressed man, and hope they are lucky enough to get themselves one that will dress that way as much as possible. I thought 2 of the greatest things you did that was very special to her was 1- when you bought the burgundy and navy blazers for yourself and surprised her with them and then mostly 2- when you looked in her history and saw she was looking at a grey blazer for you and a dress for her and you bought them and surprised her again. Yes she loved the presant of the dress, and you gettting the blazer to wear. but, most of all, it was the fact you took it upon yourself to buy them for the two of you to enjoy wearing together. This to her said that you are truely embracing and enjoying wearing these clothes, and not just wearing what she bought for you to just make her happy.<br />
I knew your friends would get over seeing you dressed up all the time. Like I said, It isn't so much the fact you are wearing dressier clothes around them,but, it was that they were use to seeing you dressed the old way, and now you changed things up and they noticed. It is human nature, when you do something all the time,(like when you always wore t-shirts and jeans) their eyes saw it, and basically their brains said sameity-same low priority. but then low and behold you show up in dress clothes and brains says woah! very differant HIGH Priority. but, now because you have been dressed up around them more and more for some time now, their brains are back to sameity-same low priority.<br />
As far as being comfortable wearing a blazer alot or all the time. If wearing a blazer is what you really want to do, then no they are not stiff or uncomfortable to wear. Well that is a big part of it, and the other part I guess is what you are use to. Case in point: I was doing something just a short time ago, and wearing my dress clothes was not in the equasion. So I put on a pocket t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans( I think the one and only i have of each) anyway, I didn't really want to wear them, and also I have been wearing dress slacks for so long, and it has been so long since I had worn a pair of jeans, they to me felt so stiff and HEAVY I couldn't wait to get them off and back into normal clothes.Give me dress slacks oxford shirt, tie and blazer any day.<br />
Sorry to here you didn't get up grade, but it has been a while since I got one myself. As far as your relatives, looking at you differently, and complimenting you on your style of dress, fantastic, I think thats great, after all for me, with the time and effort it takes to maintain a style of dress like this, getting nice comments about your style of dress in a certain part makes it all worth while. Mark my words, in time you will see that the more you wear your blazers, you will become like me and others that have shared their stories here, and no matter where you are going,that won't ruin it, you will find yourself retreiving one from your closet and putting it on, because you almost feel naked not wearing one.Anyway, it was great hearing from you again, hope to hear more in the future. Till then take care everyone, Ethan

Hi Again bdadylash,<br />
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Great to hear from you again. I read your latest post, and I can see that you are indeed a happy member of our fold. Anyone that is ready to get rid of his t-shirts jeans shorts etc. to make room for more dress clothes, because he hardly wears them anymore, is definately a happy convert. Well in all fairness, I use the word convert, but in reality, it is who and what you are deep down inside, and it finally surfaced. I could be wrong, but I really feel there is alot more of us out there, but for one reason or another, just will not let themselves be happy. I am a realist, and know that there are guys out there, that are meant to be t-shirt and jeans wearers, and like ourselves there are the dress clothes wearers. I just wish the surpressed dress clothes wearers, would just put what ever it is that stops them from dressing the way they truely wish to dress aside, and start wearing the type of clothes that would give them true joy. I mean, why are alot of the people that would rather wear dress clothes so timid. I could be wrong again, but in my mind, I think it takes alot more nerve to go out into public with my pants hanging half way down my butt, then wearing a nice Jacket and tie. But, then again, maybe because I took that step so long when I was still a boy, though it was hard to do with the teasing of friends etc., maybe I don't understand adult peer pressure. In any case, I am very glad to see when someone else comes around and dresses nicely.<br />
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I hope you do get yourself a Blazer and surprise your girlfriend, I truely believe she will flip! But, like I said earlier, be prepared, because there will be no turning back. Not so much because of her (although once you are blazered, she will want you that way always) but, YOU will as time goes by, and you wear a blazer more and more, will develop the same feelings you feel for your wardrobe at this point. From my own expierience, I can no longer go out without a blazer/sport coat on. If i was to try and do it, I would feel as if I was not wearing anything.<br />
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E-bay is a great place to find them, I just love shopping from there. Brooks Brothers has very nice clothing. I own quite a bit of their line. After aquiring some blazers, the next step is some nice tweed sport coats. They are great, they mix and match with almost everything. I have quite a few, For cooler/colder months I have heavier tweeds ( Harris Tweeds, Pendleton Tweeds) For the warmer/hotter months I have lighter tweeds (Donegal Tweeds) or some kind of silk and wool blends.But my absolute favorite are English Hacking Jackets, I have gotten a couple from a place in England, and they are made to order, but I just love them. their name is "Bookster" if you would like to check them out go to www.tweed-jacket.com/ and see the nice stuff they have.<br />
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Well, I will close for now, hope to hear from you again, but in the mean time, happy dress up!

Hi ethan63,

I haven't written in a while so thought I would tell how im doing.

Well, I did buy two blazers on ebay both new with tags. One is navy and the other is burgundy. I wanted to surprise my girlfriend like you said I should. By the way my girlfriend name is Ashley. So I wore my light blue oxford shirt, my tie, gray pants, burgundy sweater vest, my navy blazer and of course my dress shoes. Ashley was very excited that I bought a blazer. She's kept saying how smart I looked in it. Yes, she loves that Im wearing a blazer now. That night I took her out to dinner wearing my new jacket. I feel like she wants to show off me to her friends which I don't mind.

I must say I do like wearing a blazer added to my wardrobe. I can see why you can't go without one. I feel like I stand out more by wearing a blazer. Surprising, it's actually comfortable wearing my blazer. I thought for sure it would feel very stiff, but its not. I don't wear my blazers everyday mostly 3 days a week. I have noticed that Ashley seems more happier the days I do wear my blazer. I should scare her and go buy a T-shirt and shorts and say im going back to dressing my old stlye.I bet she wouldn't like that at all.I always see her on the computer looking up dress clothes for her and me. One day I went on her past history on the computer and noticed she looked up the same dress multiple of times along with a gray wool blazer for me. So I bought her the dress and the blazer for me. It was kind of expensive for me, but its worth it. So I gave it to her when it came in. She was so surprised and happy. She was not mad at all that I looked up her past history on the computer. We both tried on our new outfits and wore it the rest of the day. We both looked great! So now I have three blazers to my collection.

As for my friends, like you said, they got use to me dressing up all the time. They didn't care that I was wearing a blazer or they didn't notice. If they did or didn't, who cares, they didn't make fun of me. Im very thankful of Ashley showing me that dressing up is great. Even if for some reason we broke up, which I hope will never happen, I will continue to dress the way I do now.
Two weeks ago, I flew out to see my relatives. This was the first time I flew on a plane wearing my dress clothes. I wore my white oxford shirt, tie, gray sweater vest, gray pants and my burgundy blazer. I had to take my jacket off while going through security. Sadly I did not get upgraded to first class. But, I did get a lot of compliments how nice I looked. My cousin was shocked when he saw me all dressed up. I haven't seen him in 5 years. I was always known for wearing shorts and a T-shirt not wearing shirt, tie, and blazer. Yes, he made some jokes and laughs but it got old. My aunt and uncle just loved the new me. I just told them that I dress up all the time now. That felt really good to hear. It felt so nice to hear my Aunt talk so highly of me. My entire life my Aunt talked about me to my mom. The way I dress, the way I act, and so on. I was a regular teen, kind of go with the flow. So it was nice to hear my aunt giving me compliments for the first time. That was a fun trip. I still love seeing the expression of my aunts face when she first saw me dressed up.

So that's all that went on so far,
Take care everyone, Brian

ethan63,<br />
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I know that my girlfriend would love me in a blazer. I probably will get a few on ebay. Ebay has some great stuff. I only buy clothes on ebay if its new usually from stores. I will be looking for navy, gray and burgundy blazers. Right now I only have a black suit. My girlfriend will flip if I wear a white dress shirt, tie, gray sweater vest, burgundy blazer and gray pants. She loves that combo. Your so right, once my girlfriend sees me in a blazer she is always going to want me to dress like that. I think I will surprise her and come out wearing it once I buy one. Im sure she's thought of me wearing a blazer. She is always looking online for clothes. She loves shopping!<br />
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Im happy to be a member of nicely dressed people too. A few years ago I would have thought differently, but now im happy to be in your fold. Your so right, being dressed up all the time becomes so natural. My girl friend always puts my outfits together. She is so sweet! She will keep together my dress shirt and ties with my sweater vests that best match. So, I just go grab it not worrying what matches what. I still have some shorts, jeans and t-shirts that I hardly ever use anymore. I was thinking about giving it to a charity. It's just wasted space and someone could use it. Also, I need more space for my dress clothes.<br />
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That's great that you get upgraded to first because your dressed up. I do believe that when you dress up you get treated better. Maybe they know that your not some crazy person. I have noticed that when i'm out in about, people are more friendly towards me. I will get a smile or a nice hello. I think they know that im not a nut. I like that! I like being treated better that's another reason why I continue to dress up.<br />
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It would be nice if everyone dressed up. If everyone dressed up I wouldn't get "why you dressed up for?" I think I will use your line next time someone asks me why im dressed up.<br />
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It's truly amazing how great I feel just by wearing dress clothes. I guess it's true, you are what you wear. I feel that im more confident. I don't think I will ever go back to jeans and a t-shirt. Im totally happy about that. My girlfriend parents treat me so much better since I dress up all the time. They also know that im not just dressing up when I see them. They saw me dressed up on a Saturday while I was at the supper market. They were so surprised to see me dressed up. I knew that they thought I dressed up only when I saw them. So that proves to them that I always dress up now.<br />
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Brookbrothers.com is a good place to buy nice clothes. You can find a lot of it on ebay for cheaper.

Hi sharpdresser,<br />
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I enjoyed your story, I see we dressed alike when we were boys growing up. The only differance, was in the beginning, it was my parents that dressed me this way, but over time, they required it less and less, but I wanted to dress this way, and was fortuate enough that they supported it, and continued to buy me these type of clothes, but then again, now that I think about it, maybe, they planted the seed deep enough in me, that I was dressing just how they wanted, but had me thinking it was me who wanted to dress this way, but in either case, who cares, I still love it just the same.<br />
As for your generation being sloppily dressed, I can't say I approve of things hanging off your butt, but hey I also see with todays fashions, more and more young men are starting to wear designed with the younger crowd in mind, dress/sport shirts sweaters, thier style of blazers and sometimes ties. now they might be wearing a dress shirt with a sweater, and their style blazer with a nice pair of jeans, and though I am a traditionalist, it is not my style, but hey, I can't say I disapprove, it does my heart good to see them dressing up more often, but in their style.to each his own. I might wear a traditional style of suit, sport jacket/blazer etc. and they wear theirs, but, hey, it looks much nicer then a pair of torn jeans and t-shirt. <br />
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I have seen written, and have heard from people, that they would dress up more often, but it is way to expensive to do so, well I have to tell you, unless you have bottomless pockets of money and you shop in high end shops, it is actually cheaper buying dress clothes then big name designer jeans,t-shirts and sneakers etc. If you take the time to look and shop either on e-bay or amazon.com and other discount places, you can find and purchase nice name brand clothing that you might spend a fortune for in the high end shops for way less. Infact, I have gone into a high end bestoke tailors and bought myself a $2,000.00 suit for $200.00. it was made for someone in my size, and he had put down a deposit, and for one reason or another never came back to pick it up, and they sold it to me for the cost of material and labor. I have to tell you, it is one of my most favorite suits. When it comes to dressing this way, I am very frugal, I dress in clothes that are worn buy the very wealthy, but I don't pay their price. I mean lets face it, if you can get that Ralph Lauren purple label suit that sells for thousands of dollars for a couple hundred, who would know unless you tell them.<br />
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In closing, I agree, keep suiting up, as far as starting a revolution, I thing the fuse is lit, it is just a very slow burning one, but it is burning none the less, if any one needs proof, just go on e-bay and see how much selling and buying is going on there for dress clothes for men, and also for young boys. Also look at the numbers, on how the manufacture and sales of dress clothing in the past few years have been steadily rising. I have also noticed that when I take a flight somewhere, I am not usually the only one with a jacket and tie on any more, infact, the last flight I took, I actually saw a family of four dressed up on the plane. The father and son were wearing a jacket and tie, and the mother and daughter were wearing nice dresses, I did such a double take, I almost broke my neck! But, it is small moments like that, which give me hope dressing nice will soon return.<br />
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Till later, happy dressing up everyone!!!!

bdadylash,<br />
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Glad to hear that you are at the point where you have come to enjoy being dressed up. I may not be the first, but I would like to say welcome to the fold. We may not be the majority, but we are a very proud group who have come to realize who we are and embrace it. For me personaly, I am very happy and content to be a member of nicely dressed people, and you will probably see future coments here to the fact, that we are glad to see when someone joins are fold. <br />
I am pretty sure I am safe in thinking that a Sport Coat / Blazer is in your future. It is after all the next step in the progression of such a wardrobe. I wouldn't be surprised if your girlfriend hasn't thought about it, and she is just trying to figure out when will be the right time to spring it on you. Or better yet, if you feel this is something she would go crazy for, you could get one on your own, and put it on and say "look what I got for you honey" I bet she will flip. If so inclined, the best one to start with, is a Navy Blazer. You say you have gray dress pants and oxford shirts and sweater vest, that is the best to have in your wardrobe, and the blazer with the shirts, and pants and with or without the sweater vest, and either with or without the tie is the cherry on top of the sunday. it is very preppy, and she will flip. But, be prepared, once she sees the blazer, there probably wont be any turning back. Not that this is a bad thing.<br />
It is true, it can be tough at first, but when people are used to you being one way, and now you are different, they will take notice, and for some, that can be a little rough. I know it was for me, many years ago. But, like I had written, I came to realize that if this makes me feel good about myslef, i will continue to do it, and if you don't like it, you can lump it. But then as time goes by, just like you noticed, the teasing from friends etc. will stop, because they have come comfortable with the newly dressed you, and it becomes the norm. Infact as even more time passes, in the event you aren't dressed this way one day, they might ask you if something is wrong. I guess because it is human nature to either question change, or take a little time to adjust to it.<br />
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I can relate to the school story, I was the kid that went to school dressed up all the time, and was teased in the begining constantly, and it died down over time. The funny thing about it, the kid that teased me the most, did become a friend of mine. infact, one of my best friends. He is a happy convert, and dresses up on a daily basis, and we do alot of things together to this day. He told me later on, that the reason he teased me, was for a couple reasons, 1- peer pressure, he wanted to keep his rank among the "cool" kids. 2- because of reason one, he was jealous of me, because he really wanted to dress like me, and didn't think he had the guts to do it.<br />
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You will also see in time, you will get more and more perks because of your style of dress. I have and I have come to enjoy them. For instance, not every time, but on quite a few occasions, when flying somewhere, I had purchased a seat in coach, and have been bumped up to first class, I beleive because of how I was dressed. I am not a big drinker, but I do like to go out from time to time and have a drink, and there is a particular establishment I will go to, and I am not charged for my drinks, it is owned by a very nice lady, and after a while, she told her staff that if I was to come in,I was not to be charged, because she said I added a touch of class to her establishment. She said that if she could truely have her way, she would like it where all men would have to wear a jacket and tie to enter and women dressed up, but she is a realist and knows if she mandated such rules she would probably go broke, but she was hoping ,that if I was seen enough it might rub off, and I guess it might have, because more and more people are coming in dressed up, and she is loving it, you be surprised how once word starts getting around, they start to come. I know for me and my friends and aquatances, when we here of a new place, and we hear that most of the people that go there are well dressed, we will go and check it out.<br />
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Any way, before I turn this into a book, I will close for now, and will keep my eyes open for furthur posts, but before I go, let me say to you, and any one else who might read this, If you enjoy wearing dress clothes, and wearing them makes you feel good, then by all means go for it. Sure people might look but to me there is no better form of flattery, thatjust means your not one of the masses, and nothing does my heart more then nice compliments from strangers or people I know. As for the others, I have had people ask me: " Why are you dressed that way?" to which I ask them back " How come your wearing what you are wearing?" their answer to me is usually " Because this is what I like to wear." to which time I point to myself and say: " There you go." So feel free to use it, I found it works well. Take care for now!

ethan63,<br />
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Your right, I do enjoy dressing up now. If it wasn't for my girlfriend I would still be wearing my t-shirt and jeans. She was that little nudge. If she didn't dress up all the time, but I was, I don't think that I would always dress up. Having her dressed up all the time helps me want to stay dressed up too.<br />
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She loves buying clothes for her and me. It must be a girl thing. Im not a big fan of shopping so I let her buy what she wants for me. She's better picking things out than I am. She buys, I pay!<br />
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I do admit, I didn't like dressing up at the beginning. I felt uncomfortable, self conscious like everyone is staring at me. I continued to stay dressed up for my girlfriend not for me. Over time being uncomfortable and self conscious went away. I slowly started to like to dress up. Your so right ethan63, You do get treated differently being dressed up. You wont believe how many compliments I get being dressed up from people. I never got that when I wore t-shirts and jeans. Or I get "why are you so dressed up?"<br />
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I think that the scariest part when you first start dressing up is how our people going to act? Are they going to make fun of me? Is my family going to laugh at me? Yes, I did get laughs from my friends and jokes, after a while it got old and they accepted me as I am. As for telling them they should dress up too. No way! They would laugh in my face. That reminds me when I was in grade school. A classmate dressed up all the time to school. Other classmates would make fun of him and make jokes. Yes, I was one of them. Now, im just like him. Kids can be so mean. I wish I could change the past and be his friend. <br />
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My family always compliments how good I look. It really makes me feel good about myself. I quess that's why my girlfriend always dressed up and wanted to show me how nice it is to dress up. You should have seen the ex<x>pression of my aunt's face when she visited me a while ago. Last time she saw me I was a slob. This time I was in my dressy clothes. It was such a shocker for her. I had compliment after compliment from her. She never dreamed that I would dress up just to go site seeing with her. I just told her that this is how I dress.<br />
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So yes, I do like to dress up and I give thanks to my girlfriend for showing me how great it is.<br />
I always wear a oxford dress shirt, dress pants, dress socks, shoes, sweater vest. Often a tie. I have been wearing a tie more often. I think that someday I should also wear a sport coat with everything else.

To give more details, for people who are interested. <br />
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I often find the accusation levelled at my generation is that we are sloppily dressed, scruffy, and wouldn't know a decent suit or a polished shoe if it bit us on the arse. <br />
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Well as a child my parents regularly dressed my brothers and I in smart, formal clothing, so we learnt the value and importance of dressing smartly from an early age. As a teenager, I was at traditional boarding school where uniform for boys - blazer, white shirt, school tie - was required seven days a week. In the senior years we were permitted to swap our school boy garb for dark suits - but these always had to be worn smartly, with polished shoes, ties done up close to collars and stiff penalties if you were inappropriately attired. On Sunday mornings for chapel there were even extra requirements - jackets could not be removed, shirts had to be white and freshly ironed. The only time we were permitted casual clothing was Saturday evenings - and usually that just consisted of removing your tie or swapping suit trousers for chinos or courderouys. <br />
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At home my parents had similar standards and I thought it completely normal that for certain activities one was required to dress smartly and wear ties and blazers etc. We never wore jeans or t-shirts - ever - collared shirts (tucked in), plain woolen sweaters and smart chinos or courderoys were the most 'informal' we dressed. On Sunday mornings for church and lunch at our grandparents' we wore our suits, often with a school tie. Blazers and ties would also be worn to all sorts of social gatherings - drinks parties, dinners, theatre trips. Hanging out with friends we were casual, but would always pack a tie or similar when invited away for the weekend just in case. <br />
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University I gave up dressing smartly and for the first time in my life wore jeans and tshirts. However, I did not feel comfortable or stylish - and when I got a job where I was required to be smart again took to suit wearing again with gusto. About half the guys in my office do not wear ties, but I am always smartly suited and my tie stays tightly done up to a stiff collar all day long. My shoes polished, shirts well ironed and starched, hair well brushed in a side parting. My suit jacket stays on unless it's particularly warm, when I will hang in on the back of my chair neatly. As we were taught at school I never walk around the office without a jacket - even if it's warm, and in the winter I wear black leather gloves and a smart black overcoat over my suit. I receive regular complimentary comments about my appearance and am sure it has helped me in my career with promotions. <br />
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In the evenings after work I usually stay in my suit - although I may loosen the tie knot just a little. To me it's a sign that the working day is over and it's time to relax. I would never loosen my tie at work, ever. I started dressing smart at weekends also now, and am glad that bow ties have come back in fashion - as i often wear one on Saturdays and Sundays with a freshly ironed chinos and a tweed sports jacket. If I'm not in a bow tie I'm in a normal tie though I do not wear it quite as snugly as during the week. <br />
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So keep up dressing smart people, we may yet start a revoulution!

i wish i went to a school like that. i used to be scared that if i were a suit i would be tormented by my friends.

What a wonderful story. I am similar, having worn suits, blazers, ties and collared shirts regularly as a boy I have now started wearing formal clothing every day. Keep the sharp appearance up gents!

What a Nice story bdadylash. More times then not, with the people I have met who are converts from the t-shirt and jeans style of wardrobe, to the dressier style you have adopted by way of your girlfriend, usually always say, they did it for one reason or another to make their significant other happy, though it is not what they wanted. To a certain extent, I guess that is true, but, I also feel that if you really look deep down inside yourself, you might realize, that you were at the fence, with wanting to wear this type of wardrobe, but because of other influences in your life such as friends etc., you never stepped through the gate. Now came along your girlfriend, and she was the final little nudge that you needed to step through. I could be wrong, but, I also think that, if you truely dislike doing something, even to make your significant other happy, you would do it, but at the bare minimum. Now you say in your story, she has been changing over your wardrobe, over time,and for the last two years, you are attired in a shirt and tie and sweater vest almost every day.This does not sound like a man who truely dislikes his wardrobe. Lets face it, with the amount of work,that is involved with wearing a wardrobe like this, on a daily basis, it is not one you would conform to, if you didn't have a certain level of desire to wear it. Then again, maybe it was just for her, but, over time (2 Years) you have become or in the process of becoming a happy convert. You will find in time, the more you wear these clothes, and you see how you are treated by people besides your girlfriend, and how nice you look in them, you will not want to wear anything else. I have been wearing these type of clothes for so long, that I am never without a shirt and tie on, even sitting around the house, it is just my style, and what I wear on a daily basis. I love the fact that she takes the time to find nice clothes on e-bay or where ever for you. For myself, I love no other gift, then when someone gives me a nice dress shirt or tie etc. as a gift. It shows they like how you dress and that they care about you. As for your friends, you are niether a wimp or sell out. You should tell them, that maybe they should, try putting on some nice clothes for a change, and going out with you and your girlfriend, and see how different and nice the world treats you, and maybe they might start to come around. In closing, I say enjoy and embrace the newly found you. You have either become or are becoming the real you from deep down inside, a real t-shirt and jeans guy, does not seek out,have a relationship,and fall in love with a woman who loves dressing up all the time, and wants her man to do the same. it is who and what you are, and there is nothing wrong with that. Be happy and enjoy!

I have been living with my girlfriend for 2 years now. She is the best! Im your typical guy that just likes to wear T-shirts and shorts and jeans. The only time I dress up is at a special function. My girlfriend likes to dress up. She's always wearing nice blouses, nice skirts and sweaters. You can say she is preppy. For months she kept giving hints about that I should buy some nicer looking clothes. Not for me! One day my girlfriend gave me a present for no apparent reason. I opened it and it was clothes. I pulled out the clothes which was a long blue oxford shirt, navy sweater vest, a tie and gray dress pants. What could I do? I had to act like I like it, and seeing her face all happy as I pulled out each item. I did what anyone would do, "I love it, thank you so much," and gave her a big hug. Even though it's something that I would never buy for myself. So I put on everything to show her that it all fits fine. She had the biggest smile when she saw me and said "You look so handsome" then kissed me. What should I say at this point, that I don't like it and hurt her feelings? So I just said a lie, "I really like it, it feels very comfortable and it's so different from what I wear." Later on she wanted to go to the movies so I stated to change back into my T-shirt and shorts. She came over to me and gave me a sad look "Your not going to wear my gift?" I said something stupid like I didn't want it to get dirty. So I went to the movies in my new outfit, also she thought that wearing new balance shoes didn't look right, so she made me put on dress socks and dress shoes.<br />
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She slowly started to change my wardrobe. She bought even more dress clothes for me from some store on ebay all new. All kinds of sweater vests, dress shirts, ties and so on.<br />
She is so special, I wouldn't want to loose her over clothes. So I just wear what she wants me to wear. It makes her happy.<br />
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Two years later as of right now, dress shirts, ties, sweater vests, dress pants, socks and shoes is what I wear almost every day.<br />
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Funny, my parents tried to get me to dress up more often. Its takes my girlfriend to change my mind.<br />
So that's my story. My friends call me a sell out or wimp for not standing up for myself, but im the one that has a awesome girlfriend.

I currently wear suits at least 1-2 times a week to high school. At first some of my friends made fun of me or a bully might have made fun of me but that has stopped. Because there is no dress code at my school, my fellow classmates tend to dress like slobs. However, I have never worn a pair of jeans in my life. I wear suits (mostly 3-piece) on weekends and sometimes to school. Your story has impacted me for the better and I thank you

i wear suits to high school everyday at 1st everyone called me gay or teachers pet but now i am more of an atraction everyone calls me suit man people i know have been wearing nicer clovingand the teachers love me. <br />
royce (suit man) worthington

My dear porfirio(physiologist/psychoanalyst),<br />
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thanks for your offer, but at this time i believe i will decline, because to be quite honest with you, i don't care why i feel the way i do about wearing suits and seeing people wearing them, or whether it sexually stimulates me or not and why. I treasure how I feel, it makes me happy,and it isn't harming me or any one else,also the way I see it, it isn't me who has the issue, you do, other wise why would you be looking for a site like this. I have an invitation for you, instead of me going to your site for help, why don't you " Come Over To The Darkside Luke" !! go put a nice suit on, enjoy how wonderful it feels on, and go into public and enjoy how you are treated while wearing it. Ta-Ta for now.

Please pay no attention to the psycho-babble of the previous post. That person is obviously deranged. ;-)<br />
Your story/post s GREAT! I wish my wife supported my efforts at dressing well, she does NOT and has actually ridiculed me for it. Carry on, and post some pics! I for one would like to see how sharp you look!

" The use of the tie is the origin of sexual perversion "<br />
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Erections unwanted commonly due to stimulation of the neck.<br />
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The fact of buttoning the top button of the shirt is a source of sexual arousal because the neck, an erogenous zone, is stimulated by friction and pressure of the collar on the neck of the person.<br />
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IN CONCLUSION: the tie is a symbol of submission, which results in sexual tension and narcissism.<br />
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- Tie fetish and top button done up as source of sexual pleasure, with tie or not. This is the origin of evil.<br />
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- Suit and tie fetish comes from the stimulation of neck, and the use of the tie, as an instrument of submission.<br />
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I physiologist and psychoanalyst.<br />
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