Yeah, I've also noticed that 3's like to dress-to-impress. For instance, whenever I see a woman dressed like these ladies, I instantly think 3w4 or at least 3w4 fixed....3: The clothes need to make him look good -- figure-flattering, compensating for his perceived physical flaws. They need to be not just appropriate for the occasion, but they have to make him look fantastic, at all times. (He's vain.)
sx: He needs to look attractive. He needs to look sexy, and magnetic, and stunning.
sp: All his clothes have to be very practical, even if that sacrifices aesthetic appeal. He's willing to have tacky shoes or tacky jackets so long as they're inexpensive and/or comfortable.
Standard Dress-To-Impress outfits:
(but with looser pants than the left hand side guy)
...So, the reason why I brought up this example is because he doesn't want to look unusual/odd/bizarre -- he doesn't want to be oddly unique, but he wants to look as good as possible, by our societal standards. Note, though, that it's about showing himself off, not the clothes.
Yeah I'm definitely not like that. I don't want to hold back with my style of dress. I just don't want my outfits to be too far out there, because I don't want to look like a clown.sp: All his clothes have to be very practical, even if that sacrifices aesthetic appeal. He's willing to have tacky shoes or tacky jackets so long as they're inexpensive and/or comfortable.
I personally could give less of a damn if I harmonize with the group. In fact, I've been told by many that I tend to stick out from a group like a sore thumb and I like it that way. However, I also agree with EJCC and I also dress many times to achieve goals. For instance, when I used to be a door-to-door salesman and was selling sports memorabilia I would dress in very business casual clothes everyday and occasionally I would dress with a sports jersey of the team who's product I was trying to sell. I would never do this because I was trying to "fit the social standard" and harmonize, but I just did it to make more money.This is true. The way we present ourselves can have a significant effect on others. I think I often try to harmonize into the environment because when I'm blended (though still very "me"), people accept me as an insider more quickly, and that facilitates my own goals. I actually tend to overdress a little most days, for one because I like fancier clothing, but also because it means I can transition so easily from situation to situation. No one really cares when you're overdressed, it seems, they just might tease you for being fancy, but you won't come off badly. It just looks like maybe you care a little too much. And it's damn convenient when you discover you need to go talk to the dean, present to an executive, go to a nice lunch, or even when you run into your significant other's family. It makes things flow, and it doesn't take anything away from me, because I still wear whatever I want, just a little tailored to the situation, just like I would tailor to meet the weather. It's a completely worthwhile use of resources in my eyes. And sometimes I do choose to go totally against the grain, which can be really fun.
Probably surprisingly for an sp-last, I'm also a sucker for comfort. In general, unless it's comfy, I don't wear it.