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Yes, that's why I said that there are a lot of ways of looking sharp, even if you follow the dress code. Dress codes are not really that mandatory. They may narrow it to formal or casual-formal. That does not mean necessarily a suit. A guy could be polished and look formal in bermudas too.. And also, suits come in different colours, etc. There are a lot of levels of comformity.

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It really depends on a) the industrial sector and b) the position you're in. At a certain point a suit is more or less mandatory (except everything "creativity" related: art, computer science, fashion of cause…).
Nevertheless I don’t see a big problem to change this uniform in a kind of way (fabric, mixture of suit with shirt, tie, pocket square, shoes, socks... ) that you don’t look like a clone. You only have to make sure you don't dress better than your boss (as always avoid negative attention)

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That is a good tip.
Someone I know said recently that although she likes things that aren't conventional looking, she tries to play "normal" (that being clonish) because otherwise people would ask her why did she put that. When I asked what could possibly be wrong by simply replying the truth: "Because I like it" She was perplexed, and said it didn't ocurred to her before.

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I think that where you live (whether suburban, city, town, etc) has quite a bit to do with it also. A few years ago I moved away from the town centre in which I had lived for most of my adult life, to a smallish village on the outskirts. Oddly, and contrary to what I was expecting of my new place, almost anything goes and is accepted here. I would have previously expected a smaller village to perhaps come across as less tolerant of varied/unique/expressive styles - but I was wrong in this case.

Nowadays, when I travel back into the town centre, I really notice the small minded attitude towards anything remotely 'different' from the norm (working to middle class post industrial town: the norm here being sports clothes, jeans, very basic high street, lots of flesh revealing garments and fake tan). Of course, the situation would be very different in an actual city, but not having lived in one as yet, I can't really comment on that element - although I do feel far less pressured to conform to a dress code when visiting larger cities.

Since living here, I have perceived a lot more openness to experiment with fashion, from all age groups in my locale. All manner of 'types' seem to merge here and there is very little criticism or pressure towards a standard conformity. Perhaps I live in a strange place, I don't know - but visiting my old town is always something of an experience: what passes as acceptable here is not so acceptable the closer you get to town.

My area is mostly middle class, and the town was predominantly working class, so I am not sure if this has any relevance. 'Class' many be irrelevant to me, personally, but its markers in the outside world are fascinating to say the least, particularly concerning the way in which we dress ourselves.


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Just to add a small example to my previous post:

When revisiting my old town on one occasion last year, I wore a simple, fairisle Cath Kidston beret (t'was wintertime). Almost every corner I turned people stared open mouthed at my head, some making rude comments, some openly laughing (mostly from the under 30's). Standard winter head attire in this place ranges from trapper hats to baseball caps and hoodies, with not much in-between. Quite a frightening attitude, if you think about it. I mean, what would have happened if I had chosen to wear my donkey ears?

And don't even mention a jacket on a chill winter evening in town: it's boob tubes or bust.


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recently i got a message from some random people, someone i don't know. she basically suggested me to shift my whole style, to dress in more feminine formal dresses instead of going casual or tomboyish. seriously, she's just a random someone on the web!
her reasoning: because your style shouldn't represent who you are. just follow the norm, the masses, and i'm sure that will please other people more.
well, thanks to her that now i understand a bit more about "the clones mentality".

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does anyone else think that dkny sent the vogue editors this dress for x-mas that year...?...!



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Additionally dkny must have paid for the x-mas party, otherwise why feel obliged to wear this ugly thing.

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does anyone else think that dkny sent the vogue editors this dress for x-mas that year...?...!



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Hadn't occurred to me until you said it!

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Okay, now I have to pick on the French Vogue team (well, former team in Carine's case)...



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god that dkny dress is so shapeless!

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OMG...Capucine is trying so hard to become another Emmanuelle...
for me it's quite creepy to see the clone of yourself constantly being with you...

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3 - Emanuelle Alt, Capucine Safyurtlu, Geraldine Saglio


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While one could argue that American Vogue editors have a “look,” we’ve never seen any editors as similarly dressed as these three French Voguettes. Always chic editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt has become known for her laid-back rock & roll style. The look has made her a street style darling, and now so are her minions assistants who, from a distance, could easily be mistaken for her. The similarity between all of them is a little startling, from the medium-length brown hair to the loose top paired with low-slung cropped jeans and pumps to the tanned, often makeup-free skin.

We’ve been seeing the three of them together at all the fashion weeks–at least we think it’s always the same girls. Everyone seems to be after Alt’s effortless chic look these days.

After doing some research, we’ve assesed that it’s Capucine Safyurtlu and Geraldine Saglio. Capucine is French Vogue’s fashion & market editor. Geraldine is Alt’s assistant and a stylist, as far as we know, and usually sits behind her at shows.

We can’t blame anyone for wanting to emulate Alt’s chic style, but isn’t it a little weird when it’s the people she works and goes to fashion shows with every day? It’s gotten to the point where people are referring to them as “Alt clones” and Alt’s “mini-mes.” And unless someone else has already thought of it, I’m going to go ahead and coin the term “ALT-ernates.”

While you have to see them in real life to experience the full creepiness, here is some photographic evidence from various street style photogs. Really, we’re just jealous that they can all pull off this look better than we’ll ever be able to.
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I'm laughing at the bottom pic so much right now...it's too coincidental that their walk was photographed perfectly like that...they look like soldiers ready for battle.

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