A Perception of Fashion, Male Edition.

30 Jan

Dear bloggers and readers,

It has been a hell of a week for me, even though it’s still the beginning of the semester! However, as a devoted blogger, I have promised to post regularly and find all sorts of people to talk about all sorts of topics with. Still, I never thought that the first person I will interview for my fashion blog, will be a young man! Who says fashion is only for women? Just because guys talk less about it, doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t care at all!

And here I am, writing a post on a young lad’s opinion on fashion! Dimitar Balabanov is an overly-talkative sophomore in AUBG, majoring in Business Administration and Economics. However, his area of interests spreads to a wide range of topics. You can even listen to him hosting in several shows on Radio AURA – a perfect hobby for such a gregarious person!

Despite Dimitar’s versatile interests, we met to talk primarily about the impact fashion has on his everyday life. It turned out that for him, clothing is an important tool to show who you are at first sight.

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Copyright: Radina Roussev

“We live in such a materialistic society nowadays, that […] people will definitely judge you according to what kind of clothes you’re wearing, or how you’re wearing them. […] There is a saying, at least in Bulgaria, that people greet you by the way you look and send you away by the way you treated them.”

A very observant person, as he defines himself, Dimitar always pays attention on people’s looks and behavior. Since he believes that clothing says a million words about a person, he feels like he can find out a lot, even about a stranger, just by his or her looks.

“If I have classes with someone, who made an impression to me, […] and what kind of clothes he is wearing, I’d even […] notice, if he changes his shoes or something like that.”

Dimitar describes his style as skinny, casual, and simple. He particularly likes shoes and even reads GQ! You can’t imagine how surprised I was after the following revelation he made!

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Dimitar at Radio Aura’s Halloween Party, 2012

“I’m a little bit vain. […] For example my father and my mother, especially my father, used to make fun of me because even if I go to the shop, […] I wouldn’t go with […] my sweatpants.”

“I think the important thing in this whole life is that you just gotta feel good,” said Dimitar deliberately. “If wearing a certain type of clothes makes you feel better, then why not, you know.”

Yet, he believes that we have to follow certain norms and pick our clothes depending on where we are going, so that we are well-accepted in nowadays’ society. A little consideration of clothing before going somewhere is always a smart decision in order to avoid moments of awkwardness and embarrassment.

The outcome from my short conversation with Dimitar proved that fashion does matter, irrespective of the gender, that the way we dress always has a significant impact on how people perceive us, and that clothing is a funny and enjoyable way to make a statement to the society!

Here’s some more of Dimitar’s insights!

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3 Responses to “A Perception of Fashion, Male Edition.”

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