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eh. i was thinking about this the other day. about how i'd like to tell people what style is. and how hard it is to tell anyone anything about such a personal choice.

i'm a nerd. i'm also someone who ended up in a completely different culture. one where, i realised, i looked just plain stupid. i changed. now, i think, i dress pretty well.

but it was a very personal journey. and i had to think hard about a lot of very important things on the way. i didn't wear a t-shirt and jeans just because i was clueless. it was also a statement about what was important to me. which certainly didn't include brands.

balancing that and finding my own style took a lot of time. it was also very interesting. and i now enjoy thinking about clothes (in a broad sense - it's all about context and culture; it's only about money in the sense that culture and class are deeply linked).

i'm not sure how much of that you're going to get in an "advice column" format. and i'm not sure if you're expecting the kind of deep emotion behind "anti-fashion" that a lot of people have. i think you may be surprised at people's (negative) reactions...




Your comment made me very happy, as I'm sure you've noticed the negative comments that you predicted. :) I would definitely agree with you that style is a personal choice. Good job finding a style that makes you feel happy and confident! My goal here isn't to tell people that they aren't dressing well. My goal is to help those guys who truly want some fashion advice. At the end of the day, some people will love it and some will hate it. If only one guy takes my advice and appreciates honest help, I'll be a happy girl.:)

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i expanded on this at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4355517 / http://www.acooke.org/cute/HowToDress0.html

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