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trm / September 25, 2009 7:54 AM

slacker architect

Guy Smiley / September 25, 2009 9:22 AM

Not to have a "personal style". It's harder to pull off than one would think.

Josh / September 25, 2009 10:39 AM

Biker (motorcycles)
Nerd (data analyst)
Pretty Boy (fashionable)
Hippie (office styrofoam heckler)

Andrew Huff / September 25, 2009 11:19 AM

For a long time mine was clothes gifted to me, augmenting t-shirts and jeans. I still get a shirt here and there from my mom, but mostly I buy my own clothes now, thankfully.

So my style is looking a bit more like a mix of grunge and rockabilly, with a little of the preppy J.Crew my mom favors thrown in. In other words, a bit schizo.

Spook / September 25, 2009 12:09 PM

My mélange of haberdashery combines
New Orleans Southern and Brooklyn Timelessness with a skoosh of steampunk.

Needless to say looking at most midweserners makes me weep inside

printdude / September 25, 2009 12:20 PM

Spook, so you look like you hang with Krispy and Al?
I try to dress as white as I can.
It fools most people.
It's like halloween, everyday.

cazadores / September 25, 2009 12:42 PM

The Rat Pack, Prince, and Elvis Presley movies.

charlie / September 25, 2009 12:48 PM


David / September 25, 2009 1:20 PM


If a six-year old can draw it, that's what I want.

I wear only suits and I carry a briefcase to work, which is in a completely rectangular building with irregularly shaped windows. At night I drive home in my bubble-shaped car to my house, with its single front door right in the middle and only two windows, where I kiss my wife and hug my two kids (who, I assume, have been standing outside the house waiting for me), eat a whole turkey, and go to sleep ten inches above my bed.

Anthony Lewellen / September 25, 2009 1:54 PM

Laid back artist type or so I'm told.

snuh / September 25, 2009 7:57 PM


Dennis Fritz / September 25, 2009 9:15 PM

Balding, pasty, 40-year-old white guy with back hair.

p / September 27, 2009 10:32 AM

1/3 harrison ford
1/3 jim j. bullock
1/3 nat turner

fluffy / September 27, 2009 9:34 PM

I'm not sure what my personal style is- not really the jeans and t-shirt type and I don't wear tight clothes or bright colors. People have said "artsy" but I think that's polite for 'disheveled'. If I had the money/time/initiative, I'd love to make my own clothes.

mary / September 28, 2009 10:17 AM

echoing above sentiments, my style is a bit schizo.

my personal style (from home decorating, to cooking, to clothes) is sort of 50's inspired, but i also wear a lot of tshirts and jeans. i like to balance neutral colors with color, you will rarely see me in a monochromatic look. i wear a lot of "classic" clothes (boring?) that i bought discounted when i worked at Gap for about a year.

Mucky Fingers / September 28, 2009 11:20 AM

Frank Sinatra + Prince = Elvis Presley circa 1965

Gordon / September 28, 2009 4:20 PM

I dress boring. Mostly black T-shirts with snarky comments, not-skinny jeans, shoes that don't make my feet hate my guts.

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