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OnTap : 5/18/2019 5:36 pm
on a casual day to day basis, is that a fashion "faux pas" for men in their 30s and 40s? Why do most guys wear casually with jeans (or shorts) these days? I need to update my look based on some harsh recent feedback. Thanks
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Kyle in NY : 5/20/2019 10:17 am : link
I like those boots, thanks for the recommendation pj!
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arcarsenal : 5/20/2019 10:45 am : link
In comment 14449661 pjcas18 said:
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Found one!



Ditto!


LOL, I don't dress anything like that - there's actually a lot of in between.

(The boots are nice, though!)

I just think the premise of this thread is funny. Sneakers with jeans don't have to be Lee Pipes from 1995 with a pair of bulky Monarchs. It's actually extremely common. The idea that it's some sort of "faux pas" coming from guys who are likely still wearing cargo shorts with cell phone belt clips and a gut the size of a beachball hanging over it is just... entertaining to me. :D
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Gene : 5/20/2019 10:51 am : link
In comment 14449643 arcarsenal said:
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Lol at this thread.

I get the impression that most guys on this board look like this...



I'm not a shirt tucker, but other than that I plead guilty....
I don't wear jeans.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/20/2019 10:57 am : link
I wear khakis. I'm Jim Harbaugh before Jim Harbaugh.
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schabadoo : 5/20/2019 10:57 am : link
In comment 14449666 Kyle in NY said:
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I like those boots, thanks for the recommendation pj!


Yeah those look pretty good.

PJ, on the manliness scale you keep mentioning, I'm guessing boots have to be more alpha than sneakers (assuming with the same non-beta husky cargo shorts).
Fair enough  
pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 10:59 am : link
and I've never owned a pair of jeans shorts. (no offense Greg).

My point is everything is a) situational and b) up to you

my situations:

1) at a customer for work, I wear either a suit and tie or suit without tie

2) in our office which is business casual, I wear either dress pants and a shirt or nice jeans and shoes, sometimes with a blazer

3) casual and there are many levels of casual.

For example. I will be at the Boston Garden next Wednesday with my 11-year old with 20,000 other people. Mostly males in the 25 - 45 range. I guarantee you 95% of the crowd will have on jeans, sneakers and baseball hats. maybe Bruins jerseys (unfortunately).

that's obviously a unique casual setting, but that's the bulk of any sporting event in the colder weather

then what other casual settings are there?

working out: gym shorts and sneakers. maybe long pants, like track suit pants if it's bitter cold and I'm running outside, but I almost never work out in pants.

going on a date: no, you're not likely to wear jeans and sneakers with a baseball hat on a date.

out to dinner: again, if it's a nice restaurant, probably not wearing jeans and sneakers to dinner, certainly not a baseball hat

just hanging out with buddies to watch football, play poker, fantasy football draft, whatever, sure I might wear jeans, sneakers and sometimes a baseball hat

golf/fishing, shorts and golf shoes with a visor or baseball hat and fishing, it's shorts, sneakers and a baseball hat

anyway, like I said A: situational, and B: more importantly who gives a Fuck what another dude wears? and as a dude I don't care what other dudes think about what I wear.

For some of you I picture the final scene of Super Bad where Seth is trying on skinny jeans. "it's like a three thing...it's like ball dick. ball" Evan: "It's like a division symbol". LOL. No matter how much criticism I ever get I am never wearing a pair of skinny jeans.
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pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 11:00 am : link
In comment 14449725 schabadoo said:
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In comment 14449666 Kyle in NY said:


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I like those boots, thanks for the recommendation pj!



Yeah those look pretty good.

PJ, on the manliness scale you keep mentioning, I'm guessing boots have to be more alpha than sneakers (assuming with the same non-beta husky cargo shorts).


I like those boots, but the skinny jeans and boots combo are what makes it beta.
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Greg from LI : 5/20/2019 11:04 am : link
In comment 14449728 pjcas18 said:
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I like those boots, but the skinny jeans and boots combo are what makes it beta.


Well, that and the fact that the guy in the picture looks like my daughter could kick his ass.
Shouldnít be hard for you to figure out what looks acceptable  
Jimmy Googs : 5/20/2019 11:12 am : link
just need to leave the house every now and then. Besides, good part of being a guy is wearing whatever the hell you want on most any occasion.

And the day jeans and sneakers canít be worn together, is a bad day...
Sperry topsides, Olukai leather sandals  
DonQuixote : 5/20/2019 2:39 pm : link
Brown cowboy boots, loafers, brown wingtips, suede oxfords ... list is endless

Sneakers are fine if you donít care what you look like and/or are waking for miles.
LOL  
pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 2:43 pm : link
yeah that brown cowboy boot look is a real winner. but only if you care what you look like.

I stand by every comment I've made in this thread and I weep for the male offspring some of you might have.

hey cowboy, where's your horse?  
Greg from LI : 5/20/2019 3:04 pm : link
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Gatorade Dunk : 5/20/2019 3:19 pm : link
In comment 14449728 pjcas18 said:
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I like those boots, but the skinny jeans and boots combo are what makes it beta.

Almost as much as repeated use of "beta."
RE: and the rest  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/20/2019 3:22 pm : link
In comment 14449649 pjcas18 said:
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look like this. Out fishing or at a baseball game or out other casual place.


You seem to have a lot of disdain for fashion. If you really don't care as much as you claim to not care, why do you care what other guys are wearing?

Is there a classification that's even lesser than "beta"? Gamma maybe?
Old good fashion industry  
Knineteen : 5/20/2019 3:27 pm : link
express yourself, but only do it according to our standards.

We're debating sneakers with jeans, yet athletes and movies stars are lauded for wearing some of the dumbest shit imaginable.
Let's review the advice of BBI romeo's  
pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 3:44 pm : link
and fashion plates and some of the more successful males today and their wardrobes.

My advice to anyone who care, do not take one shred of advice from anyone on here about fashion. Unless you want to be a skinny jeans wearing loser.

No, I'm not comparing BBIers with celebrities, just saying the fashion advice on here is coming from a less than ideal source (for people who care). WEAR WHAT YOU WANT AND MAKES YOU COMFORTABLE (unless you're in a setting that calls for something different like a job interview or a fancy location)

Let's start with everyone's favorite TB12:

What is he wearing with those jeans? And he's not 12 anymore yet still wearing jeans? And holy shit he's wearing a baseball hat. Maybe he's trying to be incognito as one of the fat no-nothing BBIers living in their parents basement. If only he had a fanny pack.



but wait...there's more:


and more....and not jeans, but holy shit a baseball hat



more jeans and sneakers from TB12:


ok, enough of Brady, why do we always compare people to Patriots. We're know they're one of a kind. What about leo DiCaprio:


I bet he was considering his Olukai leather sandals or perhaps sneakers like a dude. holy fuck too a baseball hat.




Leo with another Hollywood A lister (B-lister?) Toby McGuire the fashion sense of a booby.



But wait...there's more...not a fan of rolled up jeans, but what is he wearing on his feet?



Ok, enough of Leo, who is maybe more traditional? Even modern? Kanye?

Sure looks like sneakers in that picture on the left (and I don't even think they're his own sneaker line - can't tell):



these are though:



Whose next?

Keanu Reeves? Maybe the coolest guy in Hollywood.



The Rock? Maybe he's more like us, you know, a normal guy. I even went to Middle School with him (though we called him Duane).

Go ahead, put him on your old man list


and again:


So, you're thinking these guys are not your typical BBIer, ok fair point. Let's use another example. Say maybe Jonah Hill?



too skinny above? ok, fat Jonah Hll


yeah, but Jonah is funny. Ok Seth Rogen.



and more


RE: RE: and the rest  
pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 3:45 pm : link
In comment 14450088 Gatorade Dunk said:
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In comment 14449649 pjcas18 said:


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look like this. Out fishing or at a baseball game or out other casual place.




You seem to have a lot of disdain for fashion. If you really don't care as much as you claim to not care, why do you care what other guys are wearing?

Is there a classification that's even lesser than "beta"? Gamma maybe?


You got it chief.
good grief man  
Kyle in NY : 5/20/2019 3:56 pm : link
why are you so riled up about this? Let's get back to talking hockey!
RE: good grief man  
pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 4:08 pm : link
In comment 14450127 Kyle in NY said:
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why are you so riled up about this? Let's get back to talking hockey!


I just hate seeing the little guy bullied by the big guy.

If someone is not confident enough to dress themselves I hate to see them manipulated by these jackals.


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Gatorade Dunk : 5/20/2019 4:11 pm : link
In comment 14450150 pjcas18 said:
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In comment 14450127 Kyle in NY said:


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why are you so riled up about this? Let's get back to talking hockey!



I just hate seeing the little guy bullied by the big guy.

If someone is not confident enough to dress themselves I hate to see them manipulated by these jackals.


You do realize you're doing the exact same thing except mocking those who are dressing fashionably (leaving aside whether or not you like that particular style), right?
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pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 4:15 pm : link
In comment 14450160 Gatorade Dunk said:
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In comment 14450150 pjcas18 said:


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In comment 14450127 Kyle in NY said:


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why are you so riled up about this? Let's get back to talking hockey!



I just hate seeing the little guy bullied by the big guy.

If someone is not confident enough to dress themselves I hate to see them manipulated by these jackals.




You do realize you're doing the exact same thing except mocking those who are dressing fashionably (leaving aside whether or not you like that particular style), right?


Just for humor am I mocking anyone (like the Seinfeld Cowboy boot episode and my fanny pack comment - I think people get that distinction).

Mostly, I am maintaining to the OP he can and should wear whatever makes him comfortable and I have provided examples that some of the biggest names in male fashion today and some of the biggest male celebrities do in fact wear jeans and sneakers when the opportunity is appropriate.

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arcarsenal : 5/20/2019 4:16 pm : link
Lol, pj - for a guy who "doesn't care" about fashion, this subject seems to be pressing a lot of hot buttons for you.

You also look to have spent quite a bit of time googling pictures to make a point.

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pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 4:18 pm : link
In comment 14450173 arcarsenal said:
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Lol, pj - for a guy who "doesn't care" about fashion, this subject seems to be pressing a lot of hot buttons for you.

You also look to have spent quite a bit of time googling pictures to make a point.


Asked and answered counselor.
fashion is for suckers  
Greg from LI : 5/20/2019 4:20 pm : link
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arcarsenal : 5/20/2019 4:25 pm : link
Guys who abhor fashion usually feel that way because they don't look good in anything fashionable...

It's a high school mentality.

I agree with the "wear whatever you want sentiment" - despite making jokes about the jean shorts/cargo shorts/fanny packs, etc.

And no, that doesn't make me a painted on, skinny jeans guy. There's nothing wrong with slim fit, though - wearing parachute pants went out with the 90's, fellas. Fitted looks sharp/neat and doesn't have to make you a "hipster" or a "girl" or whatever you want to call it.

Wear what makes you happy.

Point is - the premise of this thread is ridiculous. Go walk around Manhattan in basically any season other than the summer and you'll see thousands of people wearing sneakers with jeans. There's nothing "faux pas" about it. It's totally casual and normal.
This is a really dumb thread and it's upsetting  
Mike in Long Beach : 5/20/2019 4:25 pm : link
that it received sincere engagement.
My favorite part is  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/20/2019 4:25 pm : link
"Keanu Reeves... maybe the coolest guy in Hollywood."

And this is who is issuing a critique on style.
Sure seems like pj has been on the receiving end  
Giantology : 5/20/2019 4:26 pm : link
of some fashion criticisms.
RE: Sure seems like pj has been on the receiving end  
pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 4:32 pm : link
In comment 14450203 Giantology said:
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of some fashion criticisms.


Once, in the late 90's I wore a braided leather belt, and one of my buddies said, dude those belts went out with grunge.

otherwise no negative commentary.

I do have some tailors advise with new suits to go without cuffed suit pants, that un-cuffed is in style, but I prefer the cuffed look, it's more traditional, and makes me more comfortable so I stick with it.
Like most things in life  
ron mexico : 5/20/2019 4:33 pm : link
there is a right way and a wrong way to do the same thing.

TB12 falls on both sides on the ledger up there.

And PJ has a very wide definition of jeans (almost as wide as the pant leg in that one TB pic).

RE: My favorite part is  
RicosRoidedElbow : 5/20/2019 7:03 pm : link
In comment 14450202 Gatorade Dunk said:
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"Keanu Reeves... maybe the coolest guy in Hollywood."

And this is who is issuing a critique on style.


You seem to give a ton of shit about what men wear.

Are you a fashion designer? because this is very friggen weird.

What is appropriate? Odell in a dress lol does that suit you? or do you want him to be wearing nothing at all? I think you'd be more interested into the body issue? I'd have some of that.
RE: Sure seems like pj has been on the receiving end  
RicosRoidedElbow : 5/20/2019 7:06 pm : link
In comment 14450203 Giantology said:
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of some fashion criticisms.


From other dudes on a football board. Detrimental.
RE: RE: Sure seems like pj has been on the receiving end  
RicosRoidedElbow : 5/20/2019 7:13 pm : link
In comment 14450211 pjcas18 said:
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In comment 14450203 Giantology said:


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of some fashion criticisms.



Once, in the late 90's I wore a braided leather belt, and one of my buddies said, dude those belts went out with grunge.

otherwise no negative commentary.

I do have some tailors advise with new suits to go without cuffed suit pants, that un-cuffed is in style, but I prefer the cuffed look, it's more traditional, and makes me more comfortable so I stick with it.


He's going out of his way to be patronizing and making hints. As most people do when they're 12 years of age.
RE: Now we can't wear baseball hats either?  
JOrthman : 5/20/2019 7:38 pm : link
In comment 14448739 pjcas18 said:
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most of you people are a bunch of joyless, subservient, beta males.

Wear whatever the fuck you want. Don't live your life trying to please other people or meet their expectations. There is a good chance you will die having not done something you always wanted to because someone else expected you to behave a certain way.

You will appear old and grandmotherly with a fanny pack, but if you find it convenient who gives a shit.

I wear a baseball hat on the golf course (or a visor), when coaching hockey, sometimes going to my local dive bar, and I don't care who thinks there is anything wring with it. No idea why it would be a badge of honor to never had a desire to wear a baseball "cap".

you seem like my old boring relatives growing up that as soon as I heard we were going to their house or they'd be somewhere I was going I tried to get out of it because I knew it would be boring as hell.


I pictured Ron Swanson saying this out loud as I read it.
I donít consider most of those  
UConn4523 : 5/20/2019 7:52 pm : link
above pictures as ďsneakersĒ. Most of them are sportier shoes or very casual sneakers. A few in there are the awful jeans + running shoe combo that not even DiCaprio can get away with, just awful.
Also, many of those pictures  
UConn4523 : 5/20/2019 7:55 pm : link
are them out trying not to be seen. Purposely looking like shit, with a hat on, glasses, hoodie, shitty fitting jeans and sneakers arenít what they would normally wear.
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christian : 5/20/2019 8:06 pm : link
I actually feel bad for guys who don't or can't operate day-to-day in a pair of jeans and sneakers. Half of my career I've been saddled with the blight of business casual. It's truly awful. I can't stand the feeling of chinos, tucked shirts, belts, loafers yuck.

I've worked in tech my whole career in oil, fashion, and retail. The absolute worst was day-to-day working in a product and engineering department at an oil major and looking forward to 5 years of Fridays and the relief of jeans.

The souls of James Dean, Elvis, and Merle Haggard must cringe at the site of a guy in Dockers and a tucked polo.
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pjcas18 : 5/20/2019 8:25 pm : link
In comment 14450421 christian said:
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I actually feel bad for guys who don't or can't operate day-to-day in a pair of jeans and sneakers. Half of my career I've been saddled with the blight of business casual. It's truly awful. I can't stand the feeling of chinos, tucked shirts, belts, loafers yuck.

I've worked in tech my whole career in oil, fashion, and retail. The absolute worst was day-to-day working in a product and engineering department at an oil major and looking forward to 5 years of Fridays and the relief of jeans.

The souls of James Dean, Elvis, and Merle Haggard must cringe at the site of a guy in Dockers and a tucked polo.


Jake, from State Farm.
If you visit the head office  
Les in TO : 5/20/2019 9:42 pm : link
Of a tech or consumer goods company you may look out of place not wearing sneakers and jeans
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schabadoo : 5/20/2019 10:43 pm : link
In comment 14450491 Les in TO said:
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Of a tech or consumer goods company you may look out of place not wearing sneakers and jeans


100% betas.
get some nice fitting jeans and some nice sneakers  
Platos : 5/20/2019 10:49 pm : link
fuck anyone who says you can't be comfortable.

but i would invest in some nice jeans with a good tapered fit(not nut hugging skinny jeans, but tapered so you don't have massive leg openings). remember good denim will last a long time, don't get sticker shock.

as for sneakers i'm a fan. my favorite are new balance models made in US or UK. comfortable, great materials, well designed. check out US MADE 997, 998, 1300, 1400, 574(These are mostly asian made, not as good quality and shape, still nice though), 990(earlier model style like the v1 and v2, the v3 is more techy looking)

UK made models 576, 577, 1500.

these sneakers look great with jeans in my book.

as for nike, you can't go wrong with all white or all black air force 1 lowtops. i don't care how old you are. adidas stan smiths in the classic white/green or white/navy colorways.

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Gatorade Dunk : 5/20/2019 10:51 pm : link
In comment 14450335 RicosRoidedElbow said:
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In comment 14450202 Gatorade Dunk said:


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"Keanu Reeves... maybe the coolest guy in Hollywood."

And this is who is issuing a critique on style.



You seem to give a ton of shit about what men wear.

Are you a fashion designer? because this is very friggen weird.

What is appropriate? Odell in a dress lol does that suit you? or do you want him to be wearing nothing at all? I think you'd be more interested into the body issue? I'd have some of that.

Ok, Simo.
Whatever you say, dude.  
RicosRoidedElbow : 5/21/2019 1:45 am : link
I manufacture discussions on here. Starting threads and doing my best to make people think. So far it is a success. Isn't that why this message board is called Big Blue Interactive ? You might want to step your game up and think twice before coming at me. Quit your whining and put your shovel to the dirt and start digging for once in your life. You don't know me.


Game recognizes game.
RE: Whatever you say, dude.  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/21/2019 6:48 am : link
In comment 14450619 RicosRoidedElbow said:
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I manufacture discussions on here. Starting threads and doing my best to make people think. So far it is a success. Isn't that why this message board is called Big Blue Interactive ? You might want to step your game up and think twice before coming at me. Quit your whining and put your shovel to the dirt and start digging for once in your life. You don't know me.


Game recognizes game.

You manufacture discussions? About what, the expiration date of bread? You're a true hero.

We all know that you're a f*cking dupe and a troll. Get a life.
Strange OP  
JonC : 5/21/2019 8:36 am : link
Jeans and lifestyle sneakers have been huge for 40 years, and becoming more ingrained even in the business world. After more than a dozen years working in financial services trapped in business casual khaki hell, I'm enjoying going to work every day in jeans and a pair of adidas. And a baseball cap for the commute home.
Uh, the one about bread? the one your  
RicosRoidedElbow : 5/21/2019 3:34 pm : link
ignorant ass just alluded to?

so yeah, that would qualify as a thread I started.

Create discussions, share data, knowledge and even maybe intelligence.

Take a shot seat, kid. I may be young (22) but I am street smart.
This is all abad joke...  
BMac : 5/21/2019 8:39 pm : link
...right? Some really uptight assholes on this thread.
If you're not paying me to be somewhere...  
Dunedin81 : 5/21/2019 9:31 pm : link
And you didn't get married or die, you don't get any input in what I wear. My wife does, but that's about it. WGAF?
If you're a grown man  
Sneakers O'toole : 5/22/2019 11:34 am : link
and you're worried about what people think about your clothes, you should give up on life.
RE: Let's review the advice of BBI romeo's  
DonQuixote : 5/22/2019 11:53 am : link
In comment 14450114 pjcas18 said:
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and fashion plates and some of the more successful males today and their wardrobes.

My advice to anyone who care, do not take one shred of advice from anyone on here about fashion. Unless you want to be a skinny jeans wearing loser.

No, I'm not comparing BBIers with celebrities, just saying the fashion advice on here is coming from a less than ideal source (for people who care). WEAR WHAT YOU WANT AND MAKES YOU COMFORTABLE (unless you're in a setting that calls for something different like a job interview or a fancy location)

Let's start with everyone's favorite TB12:

What is he wearing with those jeans? And he's not 12 anymore yet still wearing jeans? And holy shit he's wearing a baseball hat. Maybe he's trying to be incognito as one of the fat no-nothing BBIers living in their parents basement. If only he had a fanny pack.



but wait...there's more:


and more....and not jeans, but holy shit a baseball hat



more jeans and sneakers from TB12:


ok, enough of Brady, why do we always compare people to Patriots. We're know they're one of a kind. What about leo DiCaprio:


I bet he was considering his Olukai leather sandals or perhaps sneakers like a dude. holy fuck too a baseball hat.




Leo with another Hollywood A lister (B-lister?) Toby McGuire the fashion sense of a booby.



But wait...there's more...not a fan of rolled up jeans, but what is he wearing on his feet?



Ok, enough of Leo, who is maybe more traditional? Even modern? Kanye?

Sure looks like sneakers in that picture on the left (and I don't even think they're his own sneaker line - can't tell):



these are though:



Whose next?

Keanu Reeves? Maybe the coolest guy in Hollywood.



The Rock? Maybe he's more like us, you know, a normal guy. I even went to Middle School with him (though we called him Duane).

Go ahead, put him on your old man list


and again:


So, you're thinking these guys are not your typical BBIer, ok fair point. Let's use another example. Say maybe Jonah Hill?



too skinny above? ok, fat Jonah Hll


yeah, but Jonah is funny. Ok Seth Rogen.



and more



You really need to get a life. Noone was saying not to wear sneakers, ever. The OP was asking about a different look, and that is OK, some people have jobs or other situations. Jeez...this place sometimes ...
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