Do you mind your friends wearing the same clothes as yours ?

@tudors (1556)
China
February 27, 2009 1:08am CST
hey, did you have such experience that when you and your friend were shopping, both of you liked the same pants or dress and both of you bought them? I had such experience but to be frank i do't like it. It happened to me at least twice. It was last year, i bought a dark green pants which was on sale, the quality was good and so was the price. So the next day when i wore it to work, my colleague also my friend asked me about it and i told her. She hurried to buy two same pants ! one for herself and one for her husband. On another occasion later, the same thing happened , and she bought exactly what i was wearing. But wew are friends, so it's ok with me.
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• Hong Kong
4 Mar 09
No not really, if they don't copy intentionally. My friends and me like the same thing or style quite often but even when we buy the same thing, we won't put that on "together" in our gatherings, so basically that's fine! If they copy intentionally, then I wouldn't like it because I think that everyone should have his/ her own style.
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@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Mar 09
hi wondericequenn tks for responding
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Mar 09
opps...sorry..delete it plss..
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
This topic made me smile. I have this friend who does have the clothes that I also have. There are times when we are not together when we buy our stuff or we haven't discussed that we like a certain clothes but the next time we meet and one of us would wear something either her or me would say that I have or she has the same clothes that I do. This has happened several times we would laugh about it and would say that great minds think a like most of the time.
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Mar 09
hi tudors...i guess you must be happy to be an icon!! that is for fashion i must say(kidding) since your friend really look up to you when it terms of the latest style!! i guess in my case i really don't mine since its only jeans ..but i guess if its a blouse or a shirt or a dress maybe then of course i guess i will feel a little bit uncomfortable especially if it happens that we wear the same clothes on that day in the office...
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
Imitation is the best form of flattery?
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@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Mar 09
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
i have an officemate who has the same blouse as i have so what i do is, i wait for her to wear it, after she has worn hers, i will wear my blouse the next week when im sure she will not be wearing it. so that we won't be wearing it on the same day.
@tudors (1556)
• China
27 Feb 09
good idea, to shift ! thanks.
@billowy (66)
• China
27 Feb 09
I'll feel weird if wearing the same clothes with someone, especially those guys you meet everyday. I'm confused about your friend and her housband wearing the same pants, that pants may be designed very special to make male and female both can wear it. And I think you're a very kind person to your friend, those who have such a friend are so lucky.
@tudors (1556)
• China
27 Feb 09
yeah, her husband is wearing the same pants, it's sort of military sacky pants, casual style.
@pujagupta (102)
• India
27 Feb 09
Yes it did happened to me as well. I just bought a shoes with my husband. Next day when i was with my friend she liked the shoes so very much that she went to the market with another friend of us and bought the same shoes for her as well. I felt so bad on her......
@tudors (1556)
• China
27 Feb 09
uh, yeah it is bad. or worse. at least my coworker let me know this beforehand. i told her the price and location. yeah, the first green pants i mentioned were copied by two of my coworkers. They both took their husband to buy. And no doubt, when i was wearing my new pants, two other girls wore the same pants with different visual effects.
@opinder (420)
• India
5 Mar 09
My friend and I have bought same clothes while shopping together on few occasions. But i don't mind that. we wore the clothes on different occasions.......and even if we do it on same day...its ok. Infact i feel good that we have similar choices....this helps.
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
Hi tudors, Yes I mind!!! I think like many other people, I love to be unique. I would hate if it someone wears the same clothes as I am on the same setting. Where goes my uniqueness then? If we are both shopping and like the same thing, that person can go ahead. I can just buy something different.
@manya_pearl (1903)
• Singapore
1 Mar 09
You must have an interested discussion, i saw you had a lot of responses came. Hmm... i personally dont like it. Its like my friend has no idea in her mind while buying the clothes. I am a person who wear the clothes after wash them. So when i buy it i will wash it after i go home and wear it after dry and being ironed in the next day. So after the day i wear it and if i see one of the girl in the campus will wear the same clothes, i will probably think, this person is a copycat. I dont have bad or negative thinking in my mind but all i can say that this person may watched me before and found that my style is interesting and that's why she go after me... Hm... i did have my hairstyle being copied by another girl in the campus. I dont have any reason than this person was interested with my style that most of them are unique and uncommon. Im a person who is have great interest in fashion and really enjoy to spend my money for something new and cute. But i dont go buy it after i see there are so many people wearing the same products. Its just that i dont want to be one of their copycat. I just want to be only me in this place or may be one in this world have one. ahahhaa... its really the egoism of me, but believe me, its not give me feeling comfortable to wear the stuff if there;s other person wearing it... its complicated feeling and its not good for me. But since there are products that are being produced for mass, then i cant avoid it to happen... heheh have a nice day
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
1 Mar 09
I am a man. I don;'t mind if we are wearing the same clothes or not. As long as I feel comfortable I don;t mind if others are wearing the same type of clothes or not.
• Netherlands
1 Mar 09
It doesn't bother me at all, in fact I think it is a compliment that someone likes my taste enough to want to have the same thing. And if we would happen to wear the same thing on the same day, it wouldn't bother me too much as I think we would probably wear different shirts etc. so we wouldn't look exactly the same way anyway! ;)
• Bahrain
1 Mar 09
I actually like it, and sometimes we do it on purpose o.o it's pretty fun you know! Dressing up like a couple of twins or something =D we're friends, there's nothing wrong with that! If we buy the same thing, we intentionally wear them on the same day when we're planning to hang out or somtin =P it's more fun that way :D
• India
1 Mar 09
well to tell you.....it really feels awkward to me about a year ago at our school farewell...i called up my friend and asked him what will he be wearing....he told me that we would be wearing a black shirt, black tie, black pants and black coat on it.....he said he would be in a total black clothing....i wore a black coat and a black ant and shining grey shirt and same coloured tie.... and when i reached there man it was a shock to me....my friend was also wearing the same coloured tie and shirt....and it was like hell....everyone asked us the same question did you to decide it earlier that you will wear the same clothes....then we had an idea and treated this shock in a different way....we told everyone that we had decided it earlier that we, the bestr of friends will look the same on our farewell....we will be no different.....hehe.....so instead of everyone laughing at us they thought that it was a cool thing to do.... but i dont want another such experience.....definitely not.,
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
grrr.. i hate it! coz im walking in the mall, and i saw a girl wearing same blouse as mine.. as in like i want to change my blouse ASAP.. LOL thats why i dont buy blouses in the malls, its better if you buy in a botique because they make it sure that they dont have same color,, they sell different colors on their items.
@jazzsue58 (2668)
1 Mar 09
One thing I do remember: years ago, we had a 'posh' family wedding (my cousin's) I was only 18 and had never dressed up before. I went everywhere to get the right outfit, and finally found a dress I liked in an upmarket store. It wasn't what I'd normally wear, but it was very individual and cost me a bomb. Fast forward to the church photos, and a late arrival from my much older Aunt - who was wearing, you guessed it, the exact same frock as me! To add insult to injury, she'd got hers at a bargain shop - it cost a tenth of what mine did, and was a copy of every detail. She was old enough to be my grandmother, and didn't exactly have a reputation for dressing 'young'. The rest of the day was ruined - I felt such a FRUMP, GRRRR!
@jazzsue58 (2668)
1 Mar 09
A lot of my stuff comes from vintage clothing stores (okay, charity shops, lol!) so I don't have this problem. That being said, I do tend to keep away from chain stores like Next and M and S. My favourite store is T K Maxx, where I'm able to buy original designer gear at knock down prices. I don't tend to worry too much about if my clothes are the same as my friends', because we all have very different tastes. My kids are pretty individual as well - not many girls wear the kind of stuff my goth 15 year old does, for example!
• China
1 Mar 09
This also happened to me,and I really care about.Wearing the same clothes of others makes me uncomfortable. After my schoolmate bought a same pair of shoes as mine,I never put it on my foot.
@justinus (1110)
• Karawaci, Indonesia
28 Feb 09
I dont actually, but my boss was ! some days we have meeting with customers and accidentally my shirt was the same with my boss (we do not use uniform actually) then my boss requested his driver to take another cloth at his home before meeting and change it the. I felt uncomfort at the time ! hahahahahaha lol
@mjhicks (319)
• United States
28 Feb 09
I don't mind at all. Most of the time I'm dresed the same as my clostest friends as we all volunteer for the same organizations and wear the smae uniform of the day. My best friend & I often dressed alike. We often borrowed clothes from one antoher as well. Once we played a tirck on our husbands we both got the same out fit but only my friend told her husband and said whe was going to wear it to a church function. We both went in the bedroom and pretended to have a loud "discussion" that she had promised that I could wear it. "Give it back! NO you said I could wear it!OK We'll both wear it!! Then we came out huddled together as if we had both squeezed into the one outfit. Just as they started to ask how we managed the feat we pulled apart. OH what a look we got. It was so funny.
@dismalgrin (2606)
• United States
28 Feb 09
When I was a teenager my best friend and I went shopping and decided to buy the exact same outfit from the store. Only we bought it a little differently I bought it in exactly my size and she bought it a size larger than she would normally wear because she likes her clothes baggy. It was a hassle then because sometimes we wanted to match and had to call ahead of time to make sure the other person's outfit was clean. And then sometimes we didn't want to match and had to call and warn the other person not to wear the outfit! As we got older we kind of decided the matching thing was weird and she would buy something I liked and I felt I couldn't buy it because it would make me look like a copy cat. We ended up parting ways and I have another friend that I would consider my best friend now. When we were pregnant with our now 3 year olds she bought an adorable maternity shirt from xmart and I rant into it 2 days later in my size and wanted to get it. My daughters father told me I should go for it, but I didn't because I didn't know what my friend would say. She laughed when she found out what I did. She said to copy her is a compliment to her tastes and styles. Oh... so we regularly buy stuff the other person has now. Or get variations on it that we can afford. Her husband bough her a real DG bag discounted. Well I couldn't afford the discounted price either so I went to the same store and bought DG sunglasses. Haha. Now, she wants the sunglasses too. But, I don't care, it just means I got good tastes!