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Mercury_Blue
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Icon 1 posted September 02, 2003 04:40      Profile for Mercury_Blue     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Heya. This was a topic of discussion in the #joyoftech room recently, and I thought I might bring it over to the forums.
Ok, this is for all you females. Do you think a guy looks better wearing jeans, or khakis? (usually)

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If by jeans vs. khakis you mean dressed down vs. dressed up for my own guy I'd go with dressed down (see he wears khaki cargo shorts, but they really can't be called khakis). I mean he looks good dressed up, but he doesn't look comfortable, so I'd rather him in jeans and a t-shirt. Now guys in general, I'd still have to go with the dressed down/jeans. But I think that has a lot to do with working with guys dressed in khakis all day.

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Icon 1 posted September 02, 2003 09:35      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Depends on the guy. Some guys just aren't meant to be super-dressed up. They look all out of place and uncomfortable. Likewise, sonme aren't meant to be dressed down for similar reasons.

Mine looks good in both.

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Icon 1 posted September 02, 2003 10:10      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Anything but those pants with extra pockets everywhere. I know people like them, but they make you look very lumpy and fat.
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Icon 1 posted September 02, 2003 11:56      Profile for sosumi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
jeans, hands down.
khakis tend to stretch out in places during the course of the day resulting in, among other things, bubblebutt - not particularly attractive in my book. and those pleated ones, heh, don't even get me started [Wink]

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Yay! sosumi's back! [Beard of Peter Gabriel!] [thumbsup] I don't like khakis either. Too preppie.
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Icon 1 posted September 02, 2003 12:38      Profile for Grey_girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
In addition to it depending on the guy as Xantine said, it also depends on the occasion.
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(Hi sosumi! Welcome back [Big Grin] )

I'd go for jeans, because there is potential for jeans to look so very scruffy, and as I've stated a number of times, when it comes to guys, I like chaps who look scruffy, indeed [Beard of Peter Gabriel!] ... mind you, I don't think GM wears jeans so much... but he is particularly scruffy a lot of the time... [Big Grin]

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Personally, I prefer Dockers/khakis, but I guess I don't really need to give it any thought, given the above [Wink] . [/me is flattered, thanks love.]

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Well, I hope I look best in the REI ex officio (or whatever they are called) zip-off pants.

'Cause that's what I'm going to wear [Smile]

Actually, I try to dress appropriately, but given the choice I am in khaki colored "travel wear".

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Icon 1 posted September 02, 2003 17:38            Edit/Delete Post 
I avoid Dockers/khakis at all costs! I have only worn a pair of black dockers a handful of times as Apple required them for working for them giving Demos. And yes I was very uncomfortable in them! My daily attire is either blue or black jeans and a t-shirt. I guess I just don't get the whole abercrombie look of khakis, pooka shell necklace and frosted tipped hair. But then I did do the whole preppy look in the early 80s for some reason, now the only polo shirt in my closet has an Apple logo and was only worn for the Demo days.
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AGGHHH! Do not associate me with the evil realms of Prepia. I would shave my head before bleaching the tips. I just like khakis. They're very nice and loose. I don't like something that constricts around your legs. If I could just find jean pants (*pants*, not the shorts that go down to the ankles [Wink] haha) then I would wear them, but all the one I've tried on at the stores so far were way too tight. I couldn't even lift my leg up more than 90 degrees. ...ThinkGeek should sell pants....

By the way, what is a pooka?

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Jeans are great. I only wear jeans, of any style too. I never got into the khaki look, just not me. I do own a pair of khakis but I don't have anything to go with them that looks good. I prefer my jeans and t-shirts anyday. I've only own one shirt from gap, abercromie, old navy, etc. My parents bought me an old navy shirt for christman, I was looking at them wondering, "what in the world?" Cuz its one thing to get clothes for winter but it's really odd when you get shirts like that that you dont wear and they ought to know. All my clothes are from wall-mart or tg. [Smile] gotta love those places.

Speaking of t-shirts, there are an amazing large number of people on campus wearing thinkgeek t-shirts. I was pretty surprised actually. Guess I should have expected it from a Tech school though.

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Mercury_Blue: www.dictionary.com lists pooka as "A mischievous spirit in Irish folklore." but what evilbibo is referring to is a shell. They're small and white. Pretty boys who shop at Abercrombie and American Eagle wear them with their casual khakis and tiny little graphic tees.

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Sorry, yeah khakis aren't really preppy per se they seem to be the everyday wear of the youth today (sheesh I sound like gramps there) and required wear in the retail world.

I guess what I'm saying to me khakis are like Windows and I'm not one of the 93% that wear them.

In no way am I saying they should not be worn, they just aren't "my" style.

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AGGHHH! Do not associate me with the evil realms of Prepia. I would shave my head before bleaching the tips. I just like khakis. They're very nice and loose. I don't like something that constricts around your legs. If I could just find jean pants (*pants*, not the shorts that go down to the ankles [Wink] haha) then I would wear them, but all the one I've tried on at the stores so far were way too tight. I couldn't even lift my leg up more than 90 degrees. ...ThinkGeek should sell pants....

By the way, what is a pooka?


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I prefer jeans over khakis, but khakis aren't bad. Anyway, they're what Mr. SF wears nearly every day when it's too cold for shorts, and he looks just fine in them.

Pukka-shell necklaces, on the other hand, are horrible, cheesy, ridiculous, and tacky. Unless you are a hula dancer. [Wink]

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Hmmm, ya, last time i checked i wasn't a hula dancer...*checks for grass skirt and coconut bra*. Hehe. But I can see why you people might relate those khaki shorts with the preps. They do seem to wear them a lot. But oh well. All I have in my closet/ on my chair/bedpost/floor/desk are khaki pants...and t-shirts. But I don't really care about my wardrobe. I buy the cheap stuff that's comfortable and durable. I cant see how these people can fork over 50 dollars for a name brand pair of pants or shirt or something. It's ridiculous. Most of the times those big name brands are anyway of lesser quality than some other cheaper things.
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I like work pants, they just feel the most comfortable. And before they've been washed a bunch of times they hold there scotch guard and you can spill on yourself and not have it soak in. They last forever too.

Did I mention they're cheap?

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quote:
Originally posted by Mercury_Blue:
By the way, what is a pooka?

A pooka, to be more precise, is a mythical creature in irish folklore that took the form of horses to pull very cruel pranks on people..

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quote:
Originally posted by neotatsu:
quote:
Originally posted by Mercury_Blue:
By the way, what is a pooka?

A pooka, to be more precise, is a mythical creature in irish folklore that took the form of horses to pull very cruel pranks on people..
Or, if you're a Jimmy Stewart fan, a Pooka is a large invisible rabbit called Harvey.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mercury_Blue:
Ok, this is for all you females. Do you think a guy looks better wearing jeans, or khakis? (usually)

Hmmm... I think I prefer my guy to be wearing....

Abso-freakin'-lutely nuthin'!

[Big Grin]

After that, all I care about is a smile. He can worry about his pants, because his tooshie looks super-yummy in either khakis or jeans.
As for other guys, eh, whatever they're comfortable in is what they look best in. Though I do believe CLEAN is quite important in the whole gist of things.

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Um... KILTS!

Of the 3 Utilikilts I have, my fave is the black UK. I think it suits me best. And a Kilt beats jeans or khakis anyday for comfort.

Sadly, after 6 months, I'm starting to get some pushback at work about it....

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quote:
Originally posted by DigitalBill:
Um... KILTS!

Ah yes, the Kilt.
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quote:
Originally posted by DigitalBill:
Um... KILTS!

So you like the way other men look in kilts... Hm. Interesting.

See, Mercury_Blue Originally posted:
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Ok, this is for all you females. Do you think a guy looks better wearing jeans, or khakis? (usually)
Just asking... [Razz]

[Big Grin]

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Is the fact that I wear neither the reason that girls find it funny to kick me in the testicals? I have worn kilts before though.

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