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>> No. 6008 Anonymous
19th June 2019
Wednesday 2:58 pm
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I have an 'assessment day' lined up with a tech contractor. I typically wear this sort of get-up when I'm trying to look professional - smart blue or white shirt with khakis and sometimes a tie. I'm sure it sounds informal to some but in my experience it's what people in my field look like. And a full-blown suit seems a little OTT given it's not a one-on-one interview.

My question is, what shoes do I wear with it? I usually wear boots, which doesn't get glances in academia but would probably look off in a professional setting. What sort of footwear matches this? Before anyone mentions it, despite my generally awful dress sense I'm aware of the cardinal rule of matching belt with shoes.

Any help much appreciated.
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>> No. 6026 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 4:29 pm
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The picture's Nike because that kind of reads like I'm implying that's Vans.
>> No. 6027 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 5:16 pm
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I'm going to go to the beach to see if I can pick up a pair of Nikes for free.
>> No. 6028 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 5:30 pm
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I don't get it.
>> No. 6029 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 7:03 pm
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>> No. 6030 Anonymous
20th June 2019
Thursday 9:30 pm
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Crocs are apparently great in tropical climes if you're tramping around humid wilderness.

>> No. 5999 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 6:00 pm
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What's the difference in fuel efficiency between driving 10 miles on the motorway at 70mph and 80mph?
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>> No. 6003 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 8:00 pm
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It's all old Jags and Volvos.
>> No. 6004 Anonymous
31st May 2019
Friday 8:03 pm
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Depends on the car.

My fabia does over 50mpg at 50mph on the motorway.
At 70 it's more like 40-45mpg.

With a 6-speed gearbox it wouldn't drop as quickly when you get above 50.
>> No. 6005 Anonymous
2nd June 2019
Sunday 12:49 am
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Why did you post this in /poof/, you berk?
>> No. 6006 Anonymous
2nd June 2019
Sunday 1:13 am
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The question is utterly meaningless without knowing what you are driving. Different engines have different levels where they are most efficient in outputs, different shape vehicles have different wind resistance.

It would be like asking 'at what temperature and how long should I cook?' without mentioning the food.
>> No. 6007 Anonymous
2nd June 2019
Sunday 12:33 pm
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In my current car, there's only about 100rpm difference between 70 and 80 in 6th gear. In my last one it was close to 1000, so significantly different results.

Drive your car in top gear at 70 and 80 then get back to us. Or just post your make, model and year here.

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>> No. 5995 Anonymous
10th May 2019
Friday 10:51 am
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Is there a type of hat like this in the real world?
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>> No. 5996 Anonymous
10th May 2019
Friday 10:53 am
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It slightly reminds me of a flapper hat.
>> No. 5997 Anonymous
10th May 2019
Friday 11:15 am
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>> No. 5998 Anonymous
10th May 2019
Friday 11:21 am
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>> No. 5977 Anonymous
24th March 2019
Sunday 9:52 pm
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Dropped my watch in the loo last night. Fished it out quickly enough, but later spotted some condensation. Put it in a Tupperware type container with the crown out and the mother of all silica gel bags in the window where it would get direct sunlight for a few hours. There was still some there. Moved the box to a radiator for a few hours. It's still not done, but the bag and the container now have a slightly nasty smell like something was burnt.

If it doesn't clear up overnight, what do I do and roughly how much lighter is my wallet likely to be?

Pic is not the actual watch, obviously.
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>> No. 5988 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 7:25 am
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Rice just doesn't do a great job of absorbing moisture from air.
Just get some silica gel, you can get a huge bag for a few quid. That will absorb humidity down to a few percent RH, and it will get the watch bone dry.
>> No. 5989 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 7:42 am
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You clearly haven't seen your mum on heat.
>> No. 5990 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 8:14 am
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From where?
>> No. 5991 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 7:58 pm
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>> No. 5992 Anonymous
26th March 2019
Tuesday 8:41 pm
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Still not quite done, though that might be because it looks like when I left it there this morning I forgot to take the crown back out. Doesn't look like there's much moisture left though. Can't imagine that the silica pack the size of my hand is anywhere near saturated yet.

>> No. 5949 Anonymous
20th January 2019
Sunday 12:00 pm
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>> No. 5972 Anonymous
12th February 2019
Tuesday 3:58 pm
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I asked you if you were a judgemental prick, but now that we have accepted you are, what are we going to do about it. Because I think you would be more happy and less insecure if you weren't.
>> No. 5973 Anonymous
12th February 2019
Tuesday 4:01 pm
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You can still just admit you didn't read the comic before you made a judgement about me based on what I said and what you didn't know.
>> No. 5974 Anonymous
12th February 2019
Tuesday 4:18 pm
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I had read the comic previously and had skimmed over it the 'ugly' part my mistake. I admit that.

I still don't think the comic is a bad message, as my stance about the expression of the persons personality stands. But I understand your perspective better.
>> No. 5975 Anonymous
12th February 2019
Tuesday 4:29 pm
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Okay then, that's fine. Clearly the guy is well intentioned, I just find the situation a little unintentionally iffy.
>> No. 5976 Anonymous
13th February 2019
Wednesday 8:12 pm
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Looks alright to me.

>> No. 5960 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 9:01 am
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Does what you wear really matter that much as to how good you look?

I'd imagine that it's slightly different for women as the likes of hair and make-up can have a drastic effect but, from my observations, for men looking good is 90% how the clothes hang off you and 10% what the actual clothes are.

In other words, if you're a man then if you look good you're better off focusing on working out than your wardrobe.
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>> No. 5961 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 9:21 am
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Clothes that fit properly look a lot better. If you have a six pack but wear baggy sweaters all the time, what does it matter?

You should focus on both, though. Stay trim and fit, but also dress well.

>> No. 5907 Anonymous
15th December 2018
Saturday 6:50 pm
5907 Watches
I was sure we had a wristwatch thread, but maybe the topic just came up elsewhere. A relative of mine has just offered to get me a watch for Chrimbo, with a budget of up to 120 quid-ish. I'm in over my head so I thought I'd ask for some advice. I've narrowed down my options but only slightly.

First option is a fitness watch. I bought a £20 quid Fitbit knockoff a year ago that inevitably broke and whose heart monitor was a bit shit, but is the extra Fitbit functionality worth paying four times the price? I actually quite liked the look of it, but I wouldn't feel great wearing it on a date.

Next option is just a classic Casio digital watch, but will I look like a complete tryhard arse wearing one? I have no idea what the fashion protocol is here. And I suspect that women would be rather put off by it. Which is a vain concern admittedly, but vanity has to be at least a small factor in this decision somewhere.

Lastly, and probably my preferred option, is just a classic analogue. Absolutely nothing that has gold on it, and nothing that's the size of a dinner plate and adorned with lots of pointless doodads that clutter the face. I like silver, white and black minimalist styles that don't look too feminine if that helps - pic related is my sort of style, although the face is a bit large for my liking. Does anyone know of any decent brands in the £100 range? I'm getting good at identfying the Chinese knockoffs with vaguely-European sounding names, but it's a lot to sift through. If there's a British manufacturer in this range than all the better.

Apologies for having an unhelpfully large scope, I'm under a bit of time pressure since they want to order it this weekend. Any help is greatly apppreciated.
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>> No. 5944 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 9:57 am
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What features does a 'hybrid smartwatch' have?

Their website isn't very helpful.
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15th January 2019
Tuesday 11:05 am
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>> No. 5946 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 11:45 am
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Hmm, strangely resistible. I really ought to be the target market for smart watches, but I think I'll stick to clockwork and ignoring emails.
>> No. 5947 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 4:50 pm
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Got home to order it and they are already all gone. Fucks sake.
>> No. 5948 Anonymous
15th January 2019
Tuesday 6:24 pm
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If it makes you feel any better, I just learned from today's episode of Couples Come Dine With Me that skagen is just the Swedish words for shrimps. A pretty awful name for a watch brand frankly.

Makes me even happier I picked the Bering, you never know when you're going to bump into a Swede who's longing for an excuse to sneer at lesser beings for their gauche fashion sense.

>> No. 5056 Anonymous
17th October 2014
Friday 8:18 pm
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How often do you keep clothes for?

I've realised today that I haven't bought a single item of clothing in 2014, I think the last thing I bought was a duffle coat towards the end of last year. Most of my shirts are from 2012 and I have at least two from 2007, although they are rarely worn.

The picture isn't really related, but the world needs more Dave Benson Phillips.
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>> No. 5902 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 10:38 pm
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Why not just replace the zip?
>> No. 5903 Anonymous
6th December 2018
Thursday 11:13 pm
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I think I've got my money's worth out of them; they were part of a 2 for £20 set from Burton and I got student discount on top of that.
>> No. 5904 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:22 am
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Just yesterday I put on a t-shirt and realised that I had bought it 15 years ago.
>> No. 5905 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:44 am
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I have a 22 year old jumper. Stills gets a run out now and then.
>> No. 5906 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 11:51 am
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I have a load of t-shirts from bands that mostly no longer exist, from about fifteen years ago. Nothing makes me feel older or reminds me more of my faded youth.

Amazingly the bloke from Johnny Foreigner is still going though.

>> No. 5893 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 4:51 pm
5893 is it too early?
santas new suit arrived today
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>> No. 5894 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 5:05 pm
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Absolute fucking nonce case.

Oh, you're Santa are you? You've had "Santa Claus" embroidered on the lining of your jacket for all the little kiddies to look at? I bet you've got a special treat in your pocket, you dirty bastard.
>> No. 5895 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 5:05 pm
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>> No. 5896 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 5:10 pm
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>5894 he a harmless nutter unlike yourself
>> No. 5897 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 9:45 pm
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>> No. 5898 Anonymous
5th November 2018
Monday 12:24 am
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Thought it was Moondog for a second.

>> No. 5858 Anonymous
31st October 2018
Wednesday 1:35 am
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I've gotten to the point in my career where I can legitimately start coming to work with a briefcase. It's been a long-time coming, my tatty laptop bag covered in cat hair and smelling of student life has seen better days.

Anyway, my question is how do I find a good one and what should you even look for in a briefcase? It's all so new to me that I don't even know what brands are decent.
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>> No. 5890 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 3:24 am
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Just try to disobey, see what happens m8
>> No. 5891 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 1:49 pm
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Jimmy Savile.
>> No. 5892 Anonymous
4th November 2018
Sunday 3:29 pm
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>> No. 5899 Anonymous
5th November 2018
Monday 7:32 pm
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If it was tax deductible, can confirm I would do this.
>> No. 5900 Anonymous
6th November 2018
Tuesday 8:57 am
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It could end up being straight up profitable if you hired them as an apprentice. You could get paid by the government for it, as long as you pretended to teach them about business or something while they trail behind you with your groceries.

>> No. 5841 Anonymous
23rd October 2018
Tuesday 6:09 pm
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I need a new pair of laces for my work shoes. Should I get coloured laces instead of black ones or would I look like a bit of a twat?
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>> No. 5853 Anonymous
24th October 2018
Wednesday 9:19 am
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Socks too. Why is nobody wearing socks any more and wearing short trousers to show off their ankles like it's some kind of Victorian protest? Looks daft as all hell.
>> No. 5854 Anonymous
24th October 2018
Wednesday 7:52 pm
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I get bad foot odour and quite like wearing short running socks. They never smell and are comfortable around the ankles. I'm quite odd in some ways, I also wear a Fitbit just because I like it yet I smoke 15 cigarettes a day.
>> No. 5855 Anonymous
24th October 2018
Wednesday 7:54 pm
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But without socks the foot odour just lives directly on your feet and in your shoes.
>> No. 5856 Anonymous
24th October 2018
Wednesday 8:00 pm
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Just as nature intended.
>> No. 5857 Anonymous
24th October 2018
Wednesday 8:13 pm
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You can buy low socks that just go over the feet, but not the ankles.

>> No. 5828 Anonymous
23rd September 2018
Sunday 7:02 pm
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Do non-iron shirts actually work?
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>> No. 5836 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 7:44 pm
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>> No. 5837 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 10:04 pm
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Does .gs support markdown?

>> No. 5838 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 10:59 pm
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>> No. 5839 Anonymous
24th September 2018
Monday 11:03 pm
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Just thinking out loud really. It's been many moons since I perused the funky gibbon page and somehow I never noticed the size modifiers.
>> No. 5840 Anonymous
25th September 2018
Tuesday 8:45 pm
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Yes, perfectly every time if you hang-dry them properly on a wide-shouldered hanger. Bloomin magical.

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>> No. 5793 Anonymous
18th September 2018
Tuesday 3:03 pm
5793 Getting me, and yourself laid more: a case study of James Hawver
I couldn't decide if this belonged here, but I think this board is underused and you should be the change you want to see in the world.

Essentially I want to discover the secret to online dating and what if anything men can do to improve their numbers.

James Hawver the most popular heterosexual man in New York in 2014 on okcupid when asked for his secret he said 'just never swipe left' utterly fucking vapid. This is the wisdom of a man who according to the article " In the three and a half hours we spend talking, the phone will ping 47 times: On Tinder, 35 women will match with him; 12 women on ­OKCupid­ will either ­message or favorite him." Clearly James doesn't know why he was so popular, or wasn't telling. It all points to cliché for male online dating advice "step 1: Be attractive, Step 2: don't be unattractive" essentially a statement about how the odds are already stacked but are they? what makes someone more and less attractive and can we change it? and what is the difference between what men want, men think women want, what women think they want and what they actually want. Given the absurd numbers I think James is the objective ideal to measure from Somewhere hidden in his profile is the secret to dating and I want to crack it


First of all the obvious raw numbers.

Height: He is 5'8 and lists his height as 5'9

Slightly surprising I mean he isn't a dwarf but if height really matters and taller = better you'd presume someone else taller to be doing better than him.

Money: real-estate agent (never mentioned on the profile)
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>> No. 5823 Anonymous
19th September 2018
Wednesday 9:00 pm
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>if you're not, then getting your dick wet is likely not the remedy

This is such a crucial point. I had a mate who got himself sorted out and finally landed a proper girlfriend at the grand old age of 27 only to immediately destroy the relationship with all the insecurities and misery he had refused to deal with thus far because just hitting the gym for about a year was enough for him to superficially seem more 'normal'.

He wound up dropping out of uni (for the third time) and getting sectioned when it all fell apart because he simply wasn't equipped to deal with it emotionally.
>> No. 5824 Anonymous
19th September 2018
Wednesday 10:25 pm
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Wow, so there is someone in my socio-economic demographic worse off than me.
>> No. 5825 Anonymous
20th September 2018
Thursday 6:20 pm
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It's been done to death, but unless you're just looking for a bit of action, the best advice is going to be just be yourself. Exaggerate a little in the profile, and put a half-decent picture on it. If you're not that interesting, work on becoming more interesting, if only because you'll probably enjoy life a bit more in general. If you'rea bit of a cunt, work on being less of a cunt.

If you are just looking for some quick action, it may be easier to just pay a professional.

If you just fancy a laugh, go look up Super Seducer 2 on YouTube for some obvious advice, like don't say you'll cut her family into tiny pieces of she won't sleep with you. If you want to see the fragility of the PUA ego, I can heartily recommend the "call Mahmud" option.
>> No. 5826 Anonymous
21st September 2018
Friday 10:25 am
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> If you want to see the fragility of the PUA ego, I can heartily recommend the "call Mahmud" option.
Can you elaborate on that? I can't even try to figure out what you're onto here.
>> No. 5827 Anonymous
21st September 2018
Friday 12:26 pm
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A secret ending of a game series that was widely panned by critics.

I honestly feel like the bloke is a lot more self-aware than anyone's giving him credit for. The game is pure cringe but I think he might know that.

>> No. 5783 Anonymous
2nd September 2018
Sunday 7:34 pm
5783 Semi-borderline autist requesting the service of professional poofter.
As wee nipper my haircut alternated between a short-back-and-sides and a bowl. When I turned 16 I tried to be a metalhead but my hair is so thick and just a little wavy that the whole thing was an unmitigated travesty. So then I bought some clippers and chopped it all off again, then I was back to short-back-and-sides.

Because of self-confidence issues I've always been terrified of getting a decent haircut. But I think I've grown out of that now and I'm fed up of blandness. Plus my widows peak combined with having much finer hair at my temples results in a silly floppy thing à la >/fat/4638, which is silly and irritating after about 5 hours of office work defeats the power of L'OREAL 48 HOUR EXTREME TOUGH HAIR SAUCE. Also I think I've forgot how to link across boards, so if this goes terribly wrong I apologise.)

What are all the cool kids wearing nowadays that would suit a late-20s, wannabe metalhead with glasses and a penchant for paisley shirts, who might occasionally need to put on a suit and talk business shite? And also something that isn't too high-maintenance.
In my mind I can see a fohawk suiting me, or does this seem like a terrible idea?

I'm really leaning towards a faux-hawk with fades similar to this, or is there some rule about haircuts I'm missing that would make me a massive knob-head?
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>> No. 5788 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 6:44 pm
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My last barber was brilliant. She used to be a world class stylist doing the London fashion week and stuff like that, but then had to give it up when she got pregnant, and when she started work again took an easier job as a mens barber. Now I've moved 40 miles away and suddenly decided I want a proper haircut. I might take start going on a 2 hour round trip back to my old town just to save myself the stress of trying to find a decent unisex salon who wont try and talk to me about the x-factor.
>> No. 5789 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 7:40 pm
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>barbers where everyone has sailor tattoos and elaborate beards
That sounds exactly like the barbers I go to. Twenty quid for a haircut and a beard trim isn't that bad.

Considering I had long hair and never really got my hair cut for 20 years, that first hair cut took nearly 2 hours. It looks a lot better than it used to, because seeing a bloke who is almost 40 with a ponytail is just kind of sad.
>> No. 5790 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 8:19 pm
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I haven't found a truly decent barber since moving town about four years ago. I usually fit in a haircut now when I go back home to visit my parents.
>> No. 5791 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 8:33 pm
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It's my experience that finding somewhere that you can ask that question is hard as hell. I've had to book myself into a Toni & Guy's in order to find someone who can look at my bonce and come up with something that doesn't make me look like a ponce. Everyone below that level just asks me what I want done and when I say "give me a cut that's going to look good on me" look at me like I'm talking martian.
>> No. 5792 Anonymous
3rd September 2018
Monday 8:48 pm
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Thanks, and thanks to everyone elses suggestions.

I think I'll try the local toni & guys, but for various reasons I'm sort of set on a high fade faux-hawk or sensible-ish mohawk, so I might go down the route of showing them a few photos and say "something that would suit me similar to these."

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