35 thoughts on “How to dress. well. in a rural setting without looking like. a turbo

  1. Anonymous says:

    If I was a rural American I’d just wear flannel, jeans and normal boots. It’s simple but it looks great if you are in shape, the sizing is correct and the setting suits it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    chinos, wool troyer/quarter zip (good way to add color), barbour jacket, leather boots.
    if you’re british or want to larp add a tartan shirt and tweed hat.

  3. Anonymous says:

    you wear the clothes at the local ranch or tractor supply or walmart super center if you’re a normal person.
    if you’re a contractor or real estate developer or oil guy or something you wear whatever your regional equivalent to pendleton and filson are. that’s the equivalent to gucci in rural america. you could get away with heritage workwear but if you wear it in a modern slim cut people will think you’re gay.
    the exact look differs regionally between the west, midwest, south, rust belt, etc.
    your car also matters it should be american made, a shitbox $2000 craigslist commuter, a shitbox old pickup truck you bought from some mexicans, etc. a $90,000 luxury crew cab pickup with all the options, or a corvette is the endgame. etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      >a shitbox old pickup truck you bought from some mexicans
      Kek that is literally my truck and I love it. Has an Our Lady of Guadalupe wallet pic in the visor and everything. Been years and I refuse to remove it, that’s bad juju.
      >t. also a rural American liver

  4. Anonymous says:

    rule of thumb with your vehicle is it either has to cost as much as a big mac wrapper and require a bribe to pass state inspection or it has to put you deeply underwater in debt. its an important part of pulling off the look.
    gas station sunglasses (normal) or oakleys (rich) help a lot too.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Montanagay here. This thread has already touched on the basic flannels and jeans, and that’s the most important thing. A few additional points:
    >only buy dark wash jeans
    >10-gallon hats and shitkickers are acceptable IF you actually do country stuff and IF the boots are well-beaten
    unironically drag your feet on the ground a bit during an ATV ride to break them in quickly
    >hoodies and flannels are fine as a combo, but wear either boots or a ball cap to avoid looking gay
    >NEVER wear shorts except workout shorts. EVER. No chino shorts, cargo shorts, etc. You will be jumped
    >athleisure is fine if you actually do a sport and it is known that you do said sport.
    >pastel button downs are fine if you pair them with a gaudy belt, shitkickers, and dark wash jeans
    >biggest flex pieces you can wear are belt buckles, crucifixes, and watches. anything else is gay

  6. Anonymous says:

    I live in rural Washington. Just wear higher quality basics. Get a pair of straight fit Iron Heart jeans and one of their flannels, a good loopwheel hoodie, a pair of Whites boots, and a good canvas jacket (waxed or not). Tons of high end heritage workwear companies make this sort of stuff. Avoid slim fit clothing and avoid going over the top with wallet chains and other gay accessories. Filson is overpriced garbage that is made in third world shitholes

  7. Anonymous says:

    If you’re American, you can wear denim and canvas pants, whatever sort of work boots, and t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, flannels, wool sweaters, and wool hunting parkas. Filson is way overpriced but their stuff is really good.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Filson is way overpriced but their stuff is really good.
      Depends what you mean by “good”. They have cool looking items and really nice color ways for shirts, but they are absolutely way overpriced and are no better than carharrt in terms of actual quality. If you’re already spending within the price range of Filson, you might as well just get some Iron Heart for some awesome western button snap shirts, jeans, and flannels. They are actual top notch quality with zero corners cut in construction

  8. Anonymous says:

    I got a rancher buddy in Montana who says they don’t wear boots because they’re not comfy and they all just wear sneakers and shit while they work because its more comfortable

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s stupid. Literally just look at the majority of manual laborers, tradesman, and ranchers and you’ll see them wearing boots. Wearing sneakers is a great way to heck your feet up permanently from a horse stepping on it or a heavy piece of equipment falling on it

      • Anonymous says:

        that’s cool and all and I really like boots too but Ive visited their ranch and stayed wlth them for about 15 days and thats all they hecking wear
        theyre all healthy too, so clearly they make it work.

    • Anonymous says:

      Actual cowboys wear flat tops unless they’re at an event that requires western wear in which case they wear gaudi shit because it’s funny. Lots of blue collar larpers wearing cowboy boots instead of lace ups though. I think that’s where the stereotype comes from in this state.

      T. Texas

      • Anonymous says:

        Being a rancher I wear hiking boots and hiking shoes basically all the time unless I am dressing up for an event (wedding, funeral, those are the only events out here) or I’m riding horse to push cattle out of the creek/trees which is the only time I wear boots. As for family members who are cowboys I usually see them wear Nikes or Clark’s when they aren’t working/rodeoing.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hiking shoes, jeans or cargo pants in straight or boot cut, t shirt, sweater or flannel. You will look completely native

  10. Anonymous says:

    >posts obvious bong countrysiders
    >all replies ameritards
    quality barbour maybe, op pic are farmers. button up shirts from local gardening centre, jeans, chinos, boots or wellies.

    • Anonymous says:

      Honestly a good rec. Premium hunting clothes like Sitka plus stuff like Orvis and Filson is to rich rural Americans what Barbour is to rich Englishmen.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I don’t have a winter jacket and I was thinking about forgoing the thick winter jacket and become a "layer upper" instead. Someone recommend me some essential for layering up. Although do not want to go too extreme into the rural hipster larp.

    I live in northern Sweden by the way so it gets pretty cold.

    • Anonymous says:

      Basic idea with layering is you want whatevers on your body to be moisture wicking and breathable, and then going out you want each successive layer to be thicker. Hoodie inside a jacket is a staple. Basically hoodies and sweaters are gonna be your midlayers. Denim can work too. The outer thing should be like a jacket or coat, maybe with water resistance depending where ur operating

      • Anonymous says:

        Fleece is trash if you’re actually moving. It makes sense that this shitty website would recommend it. Wool and down should be recommended plus wind/rain/snow layer if it’s windy/rainy/snowy.

    • Anonymous says:

      Varusteleka seems to be hated here, but I love their layering systems. Their merino wool thermals are great for your base layer, and you can build on that with anything. You can also try silk, I like it but it’s fragile. I only use it for special cases, like skiing or winter camping.

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