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Author Topic: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?  (Read 48426 times)
Deck Hand
Brazil Brazil

« Reply #225 on: August 12, 2017, 05:47:46 am »

I wear a hat to keep the sun from damaging my skin (I look younger than I am, not because of vampirism or witchcraft, but because I wear a hat regularly since my teenage years and regularly apply sunblock as well), and so my nearsighted friends can identify me quickly. It's very easy to recognize me when I'm wearing a hat.

The sunglasses, even indoors, are because I happen to have sensitive eyes. It's manageable now, but, back when it was worse and I wore two pairs of sunglasses at once, it got to the point I'd be in a completely dark room save for a single lit candle (I had to test it!) and it would still be too bright. I'd rather deal with people asking why I'm wearing sunglasses indoors than feel like my eyes are burning from excessive light and deal with people asking why I'm grimacing, or bothered, or angered, or upset.

I use a pocket watch because it doesn't have a breakable wristband like a wristwatch. I have it on me even when I'm wearing a wristwatch because it's something I'm used to carrying around, and old habits aren't easy to break.

And the rest, well... these are the clothes I usually wear, and it would be embarrassing for everyone involved if I decided I'd look better without them.

United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #226 on: August 24, 2017, 07:26:53 am »

I usually say "because I like it" or depending on situation, like "non of your business" Grin
Deck Hand
Poland Poland

« Reply #227 on: September 09, 2017, 01:11:22 am »

I ignore such questions. Why do people wear clothes huh? Unless I'm ready to start an extensive conversation with someone on fashion, fashion theory, psychology, semiology, more general cultural studies and sociology, art, design, values, confusions, mind-surgeries... All of these and some more.. The maybe I would answer.. Something.. Outfit and context specific to start with.. 
Deck Hand
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #228 on: January 16, 2019, 12:07:56 pm »


In fact, this question is not often asked, but if it is asked only by educated people, in my practice it turns out like this.  Grin
I usually say "I like" or "Good mood in good clothes"

The main thing is not to bother with it  Wink

United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #229 on: January 30, 2019, 10:14:49 pm »

"Why not?"
Zeppelin Admiral
Sudan Sudan

Capt of the "AO Victoria," Cdr of the Aeronauts!

« Reply #230 on: April 20, 2019, 05:31:59 am »

"So people like you ask questions." or some other gruff reply. I live in an area with a bunch of sticks in the mud. So I'm turning slightly curmudgeoney in my advancing years (not that pushing 32 is all that advanced in years).

Granted, I'm a pretty good read of people, so if it's a genuine interest ask (you can tell by inflection and body language), then the answer is slightly less gruff, and "I used to be a goth, then I realized brown looks better on me than black," or "because I was born 120ish years too late."

Then again, these day's it's mostly just the hat and glasses (I finally have proper Windsor frames), sad to say.

Don't let these shakes go on, it's time we had a break from it. Send me to the rear! Where the Tides of Madness swell, and men sliding into Hell...

Oh please don't let these shakes go on...
Zeppelin Captain
Canada Canada

aka Miss Primrose C Leigh

« Reply #231 on: April 29, 2019, 06:02:31 am »

I usually explain what steampunk is. 
After all, if I choose to wear interesting clothes, why should I be insulted if people are interested. 
Synistor 303
Snr. Officer
Australia Australia

Zenyna Ironbracker

« Reply #232 on: April 29, 2019, 08:19:42 am »

Because; "Last time I didn't wear clothes I got arrested..."
Cora Courcelle
Snr. Officer
England England

« Reply #233 on: May 03, 2019, 05:50:31 pm »

Went into a café the other day, wearing what I fondly call 'soft' steampunk i.e. the skirt might be long, the coat may have brass buttons and back lacing and the hat a garrison/forage cap, but no goggles, guns gears or accoutrements, and was greeted with "Oh, is there an event today? We love it when you're all dressed up."
Seemed quite disappointed when I said no, it was just the mood I'd been in when I got up. 

You have to tread a fine line between avant-garde surrealism and getting yourself sectioned...
Deck Hand
United States United States

« Reply #234 on: May 18, 2019, 01:43:32 am »

"My first plan was to go naked"
Prof Marvel
Zeppelin Captain
Western Sahara Western Sahara

too depressed for words

« Reply #235 on: April 05, 2020, 08:53:38 am »

Why do I dress this way?

Fedora, Mask, Goggles, Oilskin Greatcoat?

Is the Very Heighth of Pandemic Fasion!

prof marvel

The world is in Hell and I am too depressed for words
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