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Great thread, @Kak ! Any tips for us living in a hot climate like Arizona? I don't mind the heat here, but I do feel like it limits my options to how I can dress. Not always practical to go out looking nice in a suit. I guess different textiles and materials could make a big difference.
Do folks wear lighter linen stuff out there? Think south florida...

Look at jackets made of cotton or linen and stay away from wool. This makes a massive difference.

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Just read "The Magic of Thinking Big" (you'd like it @Kak if you haven't read it) and all of this clicked for me.

I get it now.

Gonna go back and re-read this thread and stop looking like a chump.

Went to a barbershop for the first time in my life yesterday and got a nice looking haircut. I feel more confident already.

New shoes are next on the list. Time to ditch the nikes.


I don't often need to appear to folks in "business" situations (yet). I just want to up my game in every day life clothing.

My wife thanks you @Kak.... "I've been trying to get you to do this for 10 years".
 

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Just read "The Magic of Thinking Big" (you'd like it @Kak if you haven't read it) and all of this clicked for me.

I get it now.

Gonna go back and re-read this thread and stop looking like a chump.

Went to a barbershop for the first time in my life yesterday and got a nice looking haircut. I feel more confident already.
Good job bud! That's fantastic.

You guys will be very surprised about this, but I cut my own hair. I decided to do it when I rarely left the barber satisfied with what I ended up with. Slowly I have learned all the tricks and have gotten the proper stuff to really give myself the barber haircut they could only give me if they read my mind.

New shoes are next on the list. Time to ditch the nikes.
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I cut my own hair. I decided to do it when I rarely left the barber satisfied with what I ended up with. Slowly I have learned all the tricks and have gotten the proper stuff to really give myself the barber haircut they could only give me if they read my mind.
Tell us more.. I have actually pondered this. Did you learn from watching Youtube videos or something? Whenever I go get my hair cut, it seems I get a different person every time, and they're never consistent. I even bring photos of myself I took after a very nice haircut one time, but they still can't do it quite right, lol.
 
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You guys will be very surprised about this, but I cut my own hair. I decided to do it when I rarely left the barber satisfied with what I ended up with. Slowly I have learned all the tricks and have gotten the proper stuff to really give myself the barber haircut they could only give me if they read my mind.
I've cut my hair for 10 years, and while I have gotten better... I'm stuck in a rut, and really don't know what to do to change it.

I was much more satisfied with what the barbershop did for me.


Will look into the shoes
 
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Tell us more.. I have actually pondered this. Did you learn from watching Youtube videos or something? Whenever I go get my hair cut, it seems I get a different person every time, and they're never consistent. I even bring photos of myself I took after a very nice haircut one time, but they still can't do it quite right, lol.
I started by growing it out a little... Like the longest version of a still clean cut professional hairstyle and then VERY conservatively trimmed it up with scissors and a #6-7 guide for the sides.

Doing this, I knew I could always go to a barber and get it fixed.

I slowly got more confident over the last 2 years worth of haircuts that now I can do pretty much anything I want. Also, if you spend 30 bucks at the barber every 3 weeks and you can do it in an hour less than the whole driving over there and waiting dog and pony show, and you value your time at $300/hour... You save $5700 per year. ;)

This also gets me out of the conversation too... Which ultimately lands on what do you do? A conversation I don't want to have with a barber, who could be a communist.
 
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Which ultimately land's on what do you do? A conversation I don't want to have with a barber, who could be a communist.
Haha... oh man, yep the obligatory question. It's that, or some chatty Kathy who thinks I am super interested in hearing all about her kids/grandkids, her diet regimen, or her current boyfriend troubles. I just want my haircut, woman.

But thanks for the tip. Good point that if you start careful and screw up at first you can always go get it fixed.
 
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I started by growing it out a little... Like the longest version of a still clean cut professional hairstyle and then VERY conservatively trimmed it up with scissors and a #6-7 guide for the sides.

Doing this, I knew I could always go to a barber and get it fixed.

I slowly got more confident over the last 2 years worth of haircuts that now I can do pretty much anything I want. Also, if you spend 30 bucks at the barber every 3 weeks and you can do it in an hour less than the whole driving over there and waiting dog and pony show, and you value your time at $300/hour... You save $5700 per year. ;)

This also gets me out of the conversation too... Which ultimately land's on what do you do? A conversation I don't want to have with a barber, who could be a communist.
Lol.

Dude that moved in next door to me is a barber. He was waiting on renovations to his new place, so he was chopping mops out of his garage. Didn't think much of it till a bunch of high end german luxury sedans came by to get their hair cut.

Started going to him, and they do a great job.

He's mid 20s, and the other guy that cuts my hair is early 20s. Both are anti commie, and I don't mind the small talk cuz they're decent kids.
 

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I can confirm that @Kak doesn't look homeless. I was a bit worried when he said he cuts his own hair, but it looks great. His wife wouldn't put up with a shaggy husband either.

The best part about barbers is that 90% of them seem to smoke. I don't want your nasty fingers touching my head.

I have not tried cutting my own yet, but my wife always wants to try and I won't let her haha.
 

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I started by growing it out a little... Like the longest version of a still clean cut professional hairstyle and then VERY conservatively trimmed it up with scissors and a #6-7 guide for the sides.

Doing this, I knew I could always go to a barber and get it fixed.

I slowly got more confident over the last 2 years worth of haircuts that now I can do pretty much anything I want. Also, if you spend 30 bucks at the barber every 3 weeks and you can do it in an hour less than the whole driving over there and waiting dog and pony show, and you value your time at $300/hour... You save $5700 per year. ;)

This also gets me out of the conversation too... Which ultimately lands on what do you do? A conversation I don't want to have with a barber, who could be a communist.
The good part about being bald is there are only two options for a haircut (for a younger guy) and both are super simple: buzzcut or shaved.

No combs. No bedhead. No shampoo. No hairstyle. No barber/stylist. No messed up haircut.

I prefer the shaved head, but a buzzcut is easier. A shaved head apparently makes men look more confident/powerful than thinning/receding hair (which I have).
 

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