some people say nice, brand - name clothes gain your respect

United States
July 3, 2010 11:44am CST
Some people once told me, I have to dress nicely no matter what, to gain respect from other people. If you dressing too tacky, people just look down at you, and you are just nothing. Would you agree with this statement? Sometimes, I really don't care what other people thinking. Even though I am not going to fit into that group, I just won't care. Because if I was judged by people like that, they are not my friend at all, and I don't need this kind of people to be my friend. What do you think?
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@nixiecole (360)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
well as they say, first impression lasts. dressing properly is important to put a great impression on people.It's not that you are being judged, its just that how you dress tells a little bit about you sodressing well helps. :)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I guess that would work on job interview. But what about in reality. You have to dress extremely well on every single occasion to please people? How is that work out for you though?
@jhudy101 (373)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
If i am to ask, ill go with the opposite view. I am the type of person who wear what i like and wear what is comfy for me. I dont dress myself for other people yet this doesn't mean that i dont know how to dress accordingly. If asked by the situation, if the event is formal, then ill go formal, if casual then casual. just up to where the needs arises. and to get dress accordingly doesn't mean to be branded. brand are just brand, and if u happen to know to carry your self in a certain clothes, you will look at your best. Respect is not gain by how you look but how you act and talk when dealing with others for tru these, people would know how to deal back to you. and thus, if you speak and talk with respect, that way you would gain respect. The ones who usually got my attention and i tend to admire are those who are polite, homes, smart and the one who knows the value of humility. Branded clothes wont gain u respect but much espenses lol
• United States
3 Jul 10
Thanks for your statement. I would agree with you 100% with this. Respect definitely comes with the value of how you act, and who you are. Not through clothing. To find your true self, you know what is best for you. And you would know what kind of people you like to go with.
• United States
22 Jul 10
if you can't afford to buy the finer things in life it is fine. It could be a cheap shirt and jeans like I wear daily. I say make it look the best you can like make sure your hair is brushed or combed. Your shirt is not wrinkled or your jeans falling off of you. After this nothing else matters. No you don't need those kinds of friends to be honest. But,if you have one who is looking out for your best interets I would say stick close by them.
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
I believe dressing up should be fun and a way to express yourself.dressing up for yourself is for your own happiness and pleasure.dressing up is not meant to please others.dressing up is a way to show the world who you are.I dress up for myself,to please myself.
6 Jul 10
Even though you are wearing branded clothes but if it doesn't suit you , you would still look silly in it. I have a friend who buys both branded and simple clothes. She doesn't care if they're branded or not, but still, many would copy her fashion. It's just really how you wear them I guess. Our friends are always surprised that she also buys cheap clothings. For me, I usually wear what I feel is comfortable regardless also of what people say. I wouldn't want it if I'm wearing a set of branded clothes and then I have no money in my wallet. As long as my clothes are presentable and clean I think that's the most important to me.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
4 Jul 10
i dont think that dressing in brand name clothes makes you more respectable, just poorer.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Hi Swetashah, People that judge people by the "brand" of clothing they wear tend to be very narrow minded and usually really young. Teenagers tend to be all about the brand name but I do see it in young adults as well. I have to say that I don't even pay attention to the brands of clothes that a person is wearing. If they are clean and neat and dressed properly for the situation that says more about them than anything and is more important. Even as a teen, I never really got into that stuff. I did have to have my Levi's but I made a lot of my own tops and all of my own skirts and dresses so I had my own brand really. Anyone that judges someone on their wardrobe rather than the type of person they are is not much of a friend I wouldn't think.
• Malaysia
4 Jul 10
It is true. People are brand-conscious. If they wear branded wear, the chances are they will win the respect of their peers. If you do not dress in these boutique dresses, they would not want to associate with you. It is sad that the nature of people is such!
• Singapore
4 Jul 10
Nice clothes doesn't mean branded. Dress nicely and neatly not only gains respect from other people, also is a kind respect to other people. If you want to get respect from other people, you must respct others first.
4 Jul 10
Whilst I do think what one wears WILL be judged by other people, the amount of respect you gain will really depend on the person observing. For example, a shallow, materialistic person will mostly likely have no respect for you (because they only concerned with what people have. However,I like to think most of us will gain respect/lack of respect when we actually communicate with the person. Although, admittedly we would all have an opinion on what that person was wearing and this may effect whether we actually talk to the person in the first place. Hope this helped =)
@jennbart (1332)
• Philippines
4 Jul 10
I have few pieces of branded clothes and I mix them with non branded.No matter branded or non branded you are for as long as you carry the clothes well, you will look good. I do not think celebrity wears branded stuffs all the time. They just look branded because they can carry it very well that makes us think they are always into BRANDS. :)
• India
4 Jul 10
Hi swetashah, i don't think so about Branded clothes ,I give nice look we cant judge a person by looks always. so wearing branded ones doesn't makes difference as part of gaining respect is concerned. I will wear the clothes which are good looking and suits me and i will not prefer branded ones too Happy mylotting :)
• Philippines
3 Jul 10
actually it's not about the brand of clothes that you are wearing but how you carry yourself in public..somehow wearing branded clothes adds up to your confidence..because you know for yourself that what you are wearing is special..so you tend to act appropriately and with manners..for me it always works so well..i always believe that we have to dress for success..
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Jul 10
My idea is that you have to care what people think up to a point. If you dress neat, and keep yourself clean they will not care that your dress or outfit does not have a brand name but looks like a Paris original anyway, or whether the outfit you were that has a brand name you did not buy new, but got it at the Salvation Army Thrift shop. People do not go and check the collar of your blouse to see if it is a rand name, because they can tell that the outfit is of good quality because when there are no rips at the arms, the hem does not go down easily, and the buttons fall off. What they do not like is that you decide to come to a do looking like you went through a train wreck. So be neat, do not worry that you cannot afford to pay as much as they do for their clothes, and they will probably think you had your outfits tailor made. They do not want you to be embarrassed by someone saying outloud, "oh ===== looks like a slob! Phew!" I would not.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
3 Jul 10
Well, a lot of people do judge you based on your looks, and clothes is a big part of that. A lot of people try to deny this, but unfortunately it is a fact for most of us. So we should try to look healthy, clean and decent, but this does not necessarily mean you need to wear expensive brands. Just wear clean, suitable and nice things, even if it is not by a famous designer, and you should be okay!
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
3 Jul 10
Hello swegashah I've heard it said that the clothes make the man. I take that to mean that a person knows how to dress for the occasion. I don't think you need to go broke buying the best clothing out there, and I don't think you need to wear something just because it is in style. I do think your clothing should be clean and pressed, no holes or missing buttons. Personally, I dress to suit me. I wear what I am comfortable about wearing. What is "in fashion" means nothing to me. I wear the styles that suit me. If others don't like what I'm wearing, that's their problem.