I once went on a date with a man who turned up wearing...a three piece suit with a bright yellow kipper-style tie. It was only a laidback restaurant and there was really no need for this, I was wearing jeans, and a casual top. I overlooked it on that occasion because I could see (there were other signs!) that he was really trying to impress me.
The next time we went out, he turned up in a waistcoat with a shirt and trousers, made out of what seemed to be some kind of knitted material...and a long camel-coloured wool coat with a belt (Crombie style like what my dad wears!)
Again, I was doing the smart-casj thing in jeans and a little jacket, so I basically felt like I was out with my father.
The third time (and this was the final straw) he turned up in a bottle green suit with a massive tie with a very bold swirly pattern all over it . You could tell he thought he was 'the man' as well the way he was strutting about and going on like he was all debonair. LOL!! Meanwhile, I was just thinking WTF??! And "A wah dis pon mi"??
I was just glad that I didn't run into anyone I knew at the place we went to. I don't really 'get' why he was wearing these off-key ties, we didn't go anywhere that it was appropriate to wear a tie to.
The ties I saw this man wearing reminded me of the ties my Head Of Year in school used to give out to pupils to wear when they had not worn one to school...it was considered a punishment to have to wear one of this teacher's old ties from donkey's years ago because they were so wide and ugly and loud.
The last incident was so bad that it pretty much spelled the end. It wasn't the only reason why I decided things couldn't go any further, but it was a major factor. I didn't think I was that shallow before, (probably because I'd never been tested in this way) but I guess I am, because his dress sense really offended me and helped to put me off him. The next time I bumped into him, he was wearing the bottle green trousers with stitched turn ups (part of the two piece suit I saw him in before) with I think it was brown shoes (or was it black?), and a sort of black and white checked ill-fitting jacket. I was just relieved that I didn't have to date him anymore! Who the f*** dresses
like that??? I mean, out of the people who aren't blind and who have a mirror in the house.
I was misled initially because when I met him he was dressed quite casually in a hoody and jeans. Even though I could have found fault with that outfit, and I er...did find fault with that outfit; I decided that his dress on this occasion could easily be improved upon and went on to date this fella, but things went sharply downhill from that first outfit. I have to put him in the 'dating a loony' thread because any man in his thirties that could dress like that must be a loony in my opinion. He did appear to have some good qualities, but there were other things about him that set my loony radar off though, so I'm just glad I was able to make a clean getaway without having to resort to the help of the police or militant forces. Phewww!!