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#1 staypositive

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

not had the treatment yet,, but one of the things worrying me for when i do is that i may look like some sort of skinhead thug... its not my own prejudice, just that i am aware of the stigma attached to a young white man (im still under 20) with a fully shaved head (racist alert lol!)

- any thoughts on how this could be avoided?

I wear doc martens atm as well so i guess they will have to be scrapped lol



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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:56 PM

Hey, I've had similar thoughts. I reckon dressing fairly well i.e. shirts/ jumpers, would go great with a shaved head. I quite like ringer t shirts too: 
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

I think the way you dress is not down to your hairstyle only. Ofcourse bald men have limited options but there's no certain style that would suit every guy with shaved head.

I've been thinking about the issue a lot too because, as you said, nobody wants to be considered a vandal or sth after shaving his head. I've been studying photos of bald celebrities and figuring out what clothes they wear and on the reflection I think is that the best way of dressing is the simpliest way, I mean ordinary jeans, shoes and only a single-colour shirt on top. You shouldn't exaggerate with patterns and garish colours, you should stick to black, white and grey. You can also try to find some suitable shirt but the best way to find out in what clothes you look good is to go shopping and try them on in front of a mirror.



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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

Almost anything works any colour/style of tee, dress style shirts, suits , nice jeans, good pair of shoes, I'd avoid things like shell suits, combining tracksuit pants with tee's in public unless its for a gym visit also i'd be hesitant of polo shirts.



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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

Blimey. I spend half my time in polo shirts. Fred Perry or Lacoste, mainly. I wouldn't consider myself aggressive or anything similar! 


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:25 PM

i know.. thats the thing
a lot of my clothes are skinhead-style kinda thing.. im from brixton so spirit of '69 for anyone who knows/cares.. but i know i'll have to get rid of them.

Xxxxxx it's the same with me, fred perry's, lacostes, ralph laurens - i reckon they'll have to go :(

best bets i think are L/S shirts, jumpers and yeh fodandahalf ringer tees are good too i agree



#7 Nightwood

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:56 PM

Haha think you'll be ok Xxxxxx, I aimed my opinion more toward the younger crowd as he said hes under 20 usually the thug types in the towns at night wear what I listed down.
 
End of the day nothing is impossible to pull off afterall it boils down to the person, if your a happy smiling type it wont matter so much how you dress. After your all settled with your MHT try your polo's it might work for you!



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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:48 AM

I am not sure on what is the best way to dress, but I can tell you one of the things which I think does not go well with MHT, and that is showing tattoos.  A shaved head alone does not put you in the skin head crowd and with a nice polo shirt and slacks, you can pull off a neat and clean look (much like an off-duty member of the military).  When you add in visible tattoos on the forearms, neck, or lower legs, I think many in the general public get a little bit more nervous, with the negative connotations associated with skin heads or having served time in prison.  I know this is not fair and not politically correct, but unfortunately, even today in the 21st century, many are pre-judgemental.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:11 PM

do u think professional people can get away with this look or do u think the stigma of a shaved head/thug look etc would make this difficult in the workplace? would love to get ur thoughts as i'm a teacher and ready for this treatment but reckon i'll come in for stick from the older generation at work



#10 Nightwood

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:00 PM

It can yeah cookie, i've seen a few guys say they are business men in suits sporting the look and it goes down well its a sharp look. I believe Smarty is a teacher or teaching assistant  http://www.hishaircl...uls-case-study/ im fairly sure it was himself who said this or if not there was another forum member who was in your profession.



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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

wear what you like!


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

You guys are totally over thinking it. 


I wear Polo shirts all the time. I don't think I look odd in them with my head shaved. Go on the Ralph Lauren website and some of the models have hairstyles close to this. 

Dress how you want to dress.

The only thing I did as an accessory is get a good trendy pair of eyeglass frames. I wear them into meetings sometimes as I work in a creative field. I don't need glasses, but I think as an accessory they give me a "look" that works with this hair style. That started out as a joke though when my wife went to get new frames and I started trying on glasses and thought I liked the way I looked in them sometimes. 

Clothes wise I haven't changed anything. 


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:53 AM

thanks for that nightwood



#14 Nightwood

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

No worries mate.



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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:01 AM

More than the type of clothes, I think how you wear the clothes makes the difference.
I go from formal business attire (work) to casual (going out with friends after work) to sport (obviously gym) all in one day and I think the cut of your clothes makes the difference.

This is what I've heard in response to each type of clothing:
Business- Young professional with a sense of style
Casual- This has given me the greatest variety of responses from hip young look, geek sheek to "its the style now a days"
Street wear (jeans and a T shirt)- neutral responses but none similar to "thug" or "skin head". Keeping in mind most skin heads or thugs aren't athletic built and wear jeans that actually fit and aren't riding down off my a@@ (not to say anything is wrong with wearing your jeans that low though).
Gym clothes- Look like an athlete



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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

Don't worry about the HIS look not being young professional because that what it projects.

A nice clean cut look is what HIS projects.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:42 AM

Hey JB, hope all is good with you :)

JB has uploaded quite a few photos onto his diary thread, wearing a variety of different clothes. Might be worth checking out
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

Since having this treatment done last year I have found my wardrobe has expanded. If I wear a suit it looks fantastic and also wearing a nice t-shirt, shorts and flip flops on holiday looks just as good. When you go to a shop, what haircut does the male mannequin have........shaved head. Say no more!!






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