43 thoughts on “What's the closest I can get to "opting out" of fashion entirely?

  1. Anonymous says:

    the people that do this go either
    >plain black tee
    >blue jeans
    >chuck taylors/GATs/AF1s etc

    or

    >white dress shirt
    >tie
    >khakis
    >brown leather shoes

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/YMnwgvO.jpeg

      >sweatpants
      Yeah, if you want to fit in with gibs mooching n-words, trends chasing zoomers, and illegal immigrants. Wear some basic straight or relaxed fit dark wash jeans instead. They will not only look much better than degenerate sweatpants, they are also much more functional, timeless and durable. They will last for years and years. Once you buy a pair (even cheap $20 ones), you’ll be set for 5-10 years minimum.

      buy a couple of comfy chinos in like 3 different colors and the same with shirts and polos that all work together so you want put on whatever without thinking, basically an updated reddit ole basic bastard which was made for manchildren who didn’t know how to dress and just wanted to look presentable

      or you could chose clothes purely by their function and performance like someone would pick hiking or bicycle clothes, I wouldn’t call that fashion, techwear gayginess is fashion

      https://i.imgur.com/D2ULyAR.jpeg

      I just do this pretty much

      These fits are still vaguely fashionable. Fail.
      Opting out of fashion means wearing whatever you like best from Walmart, Amazon or Costco with the cheapest most versatile black shoes
      It also means wearing whatever you want even if it’s tasteless. After all, if you’ve opted out of fashion then the only requirement for you to wear an item is that you like the item regardless of how it matches with anything or what people think about it.
      If you’re serious about this just look at how autistic people dress. It includes the most boring cheapest shit fits but also things like brony shirts and hentai hoodies.

      • Anonymous says:

        There is nothing fashionable about straight/relaxed fit jeans, just because zoomers have started wearing them recently. Until just a couple of years ago everyone would mock you for being "unfashionable" if you wore these "dad jeans" just because you cared about comfort and functionality more than wearing more trendy fits.

        straight/relaxed fit Jeans + button up shirts
        chinos/odd trousers/slacks + button up shirts

        They are just the bare basics of men’s wear. It’s what every middle aged man across the world who doesn’t give a shit about fashion wears. They’re neither trendy nor fancy. Button up shirts also last longer than t-shirts and are much more versatile. You can wear the same handful of shirts for decades and during any season. Don’t tuck while wearing them if you don’t want to look like some corporate worker drone.

        >b-b-but I don’t want to look like a middle aged dad
        Well, tough luck, bucko. You will look like some group of people no matter what you wear, because you’re not some genius who came up with that idea and the only one who get to wear it. There are nearly 9 billion people in the world. You will have at least 1000’s of people who will be wearing your fit at any given point.

          • Anonymous says:

            Straight leg and relaxed fit jeans are pretty comfy as well. They can be warm during winters and cool during summers since they’re roomy enough to all airflow up the legs. The key is to wear jeans that aren’t overly thick and heavy.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’ve been wearing jeans my entire life and they’re the least comfortable type of pants I’ve worn. Other than like leather or rubber or something, what would be less comfortable pants than jeans (assuming the same type of fit)?

          • Anonymous says:

            >what would be less comfortable pants than jeans
            Jeans made of polyester mix or most pants made of petrochemical fabrics. Medium to lightweight pure cotton jeans are pretty comfortable. Almost like slightly heavy chinos. The waist rise also matters. If you can’t find proper high waisted jeans (which are much more comfortable than low and mid rise jeans), then size up and get the waist altered by a tailor to get a better waist rise and a roomier fit.

  2. Anonymous says:

    welcome to living in a society
    either go innawoods or find some place with a uniform
    if you want the most neutral clothes, just copy the majority of wherever you live

    • Anonymous says:

      2010-2013, I used to hang with a guy who worked at the phil dpt of my uni, who already in his early twenties had a shaved head (perfect hairline) and only wore one outfit over the 3 years I spent in the city: Black button up shirt, black cargo trousers and black boots. I once asked him about the fit and he said: "I’m kinda like Homer Simpson. This is the outfit I have chosen for me, it requires no mental effort. I own 4 of these trousers and 7 of these shirts, and just buy new ones if they break. It works when I teach, when I meet people for business dinners at conferences, hang out with friends etc."
      He wasn’t autistic, and one of the nicest and most compassionate ppl I ever met. He would still wear a suit to a wedding or whatever, but otherwise always this ‘uniform’. Gave me some books and DVDs he had finished for free as gifts. I sometimes remember him and think how based he was (sadly lost contact ~10 years ago, because he didn’t use socials).|
      For me the bottom line from this is: Find the outfit that is yours and stick to it. It will become you and you will become the outfit. When I think of him, i don’t think of his face, I think of his persona as a holistic gestalt, of which the outfit was an integral part.

      Join a profession that wears a uniform you can wear in your daily life. Run all your errands on the way to your job or on the way home.
      If you can’t do that pretend this is the case. Buy orange hi-vis and LARP to be someone who is forced to wear this.

      Everyone who said a job with a uniform is correct, and even then, minor details and overall cleanliness will reveal choices you’ve made about your personal presentation that are open to interpretation. Sometimes with a uniform, those minor details that vary from person to person become even more highlighted. Truthfully, there is no opting out of fashion entirely, no more than you can opt out of eating. You can eat junk food or you can eat healthy, each with its own benefits and consequences.

    • Anonymous says:

      I was thinking on Jeff Hardymaxx with simpler stuff, black top and blue baggy jeans but with a nice trim that doesnt crease in my shoes

  3. Anonymous says:

    2010-2013, I used to hang with a guy who worked at the phil dpt of my uni, who already in his early twenties had a shaved head (perfect hairline) and only wore one outfit over the 3 years I spent in the city: Black button up shirt, black cargo trousers and black boots. I once asked him about the fit and he said: "I’m kinda like Homer Simpson. This is the outfit I have chosen for me, it requires no mental effort. I own 4 of these trousers and 7 of these shirts, and just buy new ones if they break. It works when I teach, when I meet people for business dinners at conferences, hang out with friends etc."
    He wasn’t autistic, and one of the nicest and most compassionate ppl I ever met. He would still wear a suit to a wedding or whatever, but otherwise always this ‘uniform’. Gave me some books and DVDs he had finished for free as gifts. I sometimes remember him and think how based he was (sadly lost contact ~10 years ago, because he didn’t use socials).|
    For me the bottom line from this is: Find the outfit that is yours and stick to it. It will become you and you will become the outfit. When I think of him, i don’t think of his face, I think of his persona as a holistic gestalt, of which the outfit was an integral part.

    • Anonymous says:

      >Black button up shirt, black cargo trousers and black boots.

      I’m sorry, but this sounds kind of cringe even if he was a cool guy

    • Anonymous says:

      Cartoonmaxxing is based. I basically have 1 outfit per season/temperature range that I know works. I’ve had multiple friends comment how easy I am to find in a crowd.

  4. Anonymous says:

    clean well groomed face and skin, toned fit body, basic cllothes of natural material that arent largely marked with branding

    • Anonymous says:

      Fashion predates civilization so calling it purely an expression of mental illness seems a bit simplistic and far-fetched. Were Comanches who put cool ass beads in their hair "mentally ill"?

    • Anonymous says:

      There’s a difference between being stylish vs following fashion. People who are actually stylish and know how to express themselves through their clothes don’t follow bullshit fashion trends. That’s for the consoomer cattle. Stylish people know what works best for them and come up with pretty much a uniform for themselves that is unique to them, and they stick to it for the rest of their life.

    • Anonymous says:

      To me, fashion serves one single purpose, attracting females. And if there are no females that I find attractive in my vicinity, which is usually the case, then I’m not willing to put much effort into my appearance. Why put in so much effort for no gain.

  5. Anonymous says:

    $20 pack of black t-shirts
    sweat pants for $20
    skechers for $30

    welcome to the world of someone who doesn’t give a heck about fashion and weighs like 400 lbs

    • Anonymous says:

      >sweatpants
      Yeah, if you want to fit in with gibs mooching n-words, trends chasing zoomers, and illegal immigrants. Wear some basic straight or relaxed fit dark wash jeans instead. They will not only look much better than degenerate sweatpants, they are also much more functional, timeless and durable. They will last for years and years. Once you buy a pair (even cheap $20 ones), you’ll be set for 5-10 years minimum.

  6. Anonymous says:

    wear nothing but white ts with blue jeans
    on those t-shirts write in red marker all about your hatred for the lesser races and your political ideologies

  7. Anonymous says:

    buy a couple of comfy chinos in like 3 different colors and the same with shirts and polos that all work together so you want put on whatever without thinking, basically an updated reddit ole basic bastard which was made for manchildren who didn’t know how to dress and just wanted to look presentable

    or you could chose clothes purely by their function and performance like someone would pick hiking or bicycle clothes, I wouldn’t call that fashion, techwear gayginess is fashion

  8. Anonymous says:

    >me when I found out dressing well won’t get me a girlfriend
    Elastic waistbands on everything.
    I’m not fat, elastic waistbands are just better. Underwear have elastic waistbands, the reason all pants don’t is "fashion".
    My summer fit unironically

  9. Anonymous says:

    my trick to caring the very least is wearing what i would pack for a vacation to a city

    and repeatedly it just boiled down to a plain tshirt, jeans, and vans. and now that’s just my go to until the weather calls for a sweater or jacket

  10. Anonymous says:

    Join a profession that wears a uniform you can wear in your daily life. Run all your errands on the way to your job or on the way home.
    If you can’t do that pretend this is the case. Buy orange hi-vis and LARP to be someone who is forced to wear this.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Asking a similar question, but I do want to do the bare minimum.
    So far I just wore dark sweatpants, whatever cheap t-shirt I got my hands on and sneakers.

    • Anonymous says:

      if you are clothed then you’ve done your job. that is if you truly don’t care, why would you go beyond this

      • Anonymous says:

        Because I do want to look a bit better for the people, but I’m not the type who is willing to figure out the complicated stuff.

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