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shrty1572
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In Fort Wayne,Indiana (that's where I live) there is alot of kids who wear baggy clothing. My mom always tells me to stay away from them,But does the clothing really tell who they REALLY are?
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Put it this way: if I put on a lab coat, does that make me a doctor?

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Gaffer
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I don't think clothes have much to do with who a person is, although many people do express themselves through what they wear. The fabric you wear says what you like to wear, it doesn't say much else unless there's stuff written on it like "I'm poor." or "I'm a criminal." But I've never seen anyone wearing anything like that.

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Pixie69
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Your mom tells you to stay away from kids in baggy clothing!? Thats soo....grossly unfair and closeminded and stereotypical. I wear baggy clothing. Actually, my favorite pair of pants are raver style that are four sizes too big and HUGE. You can also find me in a bondage skirt, torn fishnets, and a tube top. And some days I'll wear clam diggers from Old Navy. Does it change who I am? Certainly not. And I've never met a teacher, parent, or adult who didn't like me (okay, one teacher, because he judged me on my clothing and accused me of cheating when everyone knew that I was the smartest person in class. I had a 107% for god's sake...Then I made it a point to be a brat to him an that's why he didn't like me, if that even counts). I hope you are a little more open minded than your mom.

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Celtic Daisy
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Definatly not!!!

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Lucky1402
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That's grossly unfair to tell someone to stay away from people in baggy clothes. I think clothes do express who you are to some extent. From my experiences it can go either way- I LOVE to express who I am through the way I dress, but I also have friends who just buy anything that's on sale and don't really care what it looks like. Some of them buy baggy clothes, does that mean that they are all hoodlems? Definately not. I have friends who wear black alot, does that mean that they are all gothic? Some of them are, but some of them just like the color.

I dress punk (and I mean ACTUAL punk, not the little media enhanced clothes that say "punk" on the front) because I AM punk. I also dress in dresses sometimes and in earthy, low maintenance clothing other times, and all of those things reflect who I am. I am punk, but I am also an artist, and golf player in the fall (so all of my clothing reflects who I am- I have a varied personality). On the other hand, there are some people I know who's clothing doesn't reflect their personality. I've also noticed that certain styles of clothing give off different signals to different people. In baggy clothing some people may assume that the person is a hoodlem, other people may think he is a punk. So, different clothing styles can represent many different personalities.

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sexyhotchik01
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Nopers!!!!! I dress in baggy clothes and i dress in tube tops strapless shirts belly shirts... but i'm still a good gurl and most of my friends dress like me and i dress like them and we are all good except when we are bad.lol.g2g
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grannylamp7
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I don't think clothes always say who people are, but a lot of times they say who a person would LIKE to be. Of course this is definitly not always the case.Also, although you can't tell what kind of person someone is just by looking at the way they dress, sometimes clothes have a lot of personality and individual style in them. I know I personally like to dress in a way that reflects who I am. I don't know about other people though...it's so hard to tell nowadays with everyone wearing clothes to just fit in or look like a certain person, that people many times don't consider dressing as who they are inside anymore.
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