Results for - Old habits may die hard but they are still dead. Time to resurrect some of them?

2,301 voters participated in this survey

I started shaving in my teens (a long time ago) and I always ended with a splash of aftershave. I used to iron shirts, press my suits, wear a tie at formal events, wear shoes with laces, have socks that matched what I was wearing and dressed up for special occasions. But no more. These questions are male oriented but there are female equivalents for most of these situations. When did this stop and why?

1. Do you still wear aftershave or perfume? If you used to but don't now, why is that?

I have never worn aftershave/perfume.
14%
323 votes
I used to wear aftershave/perfume but stopped because someone I know is allergic or sensitive to scents.
8%
180 votes
I used to wear aftershave/perfume but stopped because there are signs posted about people who are allergic or sensitive to scents.
10%
239 votes
I used to wear aftershave/perfume but stopped because I am allergic or sensitive to scents.
7%
171 votes
I still wear aftershave/perfume because I enjoy doing so. My routine is not complete without it.
31%
710 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
100 votes
Not Applicable
29%
673 votes
Do you think the negative reaction to aftershave/perfume sensitivity is overblown?
  • The stench of cigarette smoke is OK but a dash of Old Spice is not?
  • YES
  • No

2. I used to enjoy wearing a perfectly laundered shirt that was bright white, starched collar, wrinkle free but ironed to perfection with visible creases. I had so many ties I needed a special tie rack to display and store them all. It has been several years now since I even wore a shirt with the top button done. The female equivalent would probably be a nice blouse with a string of pearls or some other jewellery. In other words looking "presentable." This was worn even when visiting friends or relatives and not just formal occasions.

I have never worn a crisp shirt and tie or blouse and jewellery through choice but I would if I had to.
16%
369 votes
I have never worn a crisp shirt and tie or blouse and jewellery through choice and am not going to be forced to do so.
11%
264 votes
I enjoy wearing a crisp shirt and tie or blouse and jewellery and like going to places where this is required.
21%
486 votes
I enjoy wearing a crisp shirt and tie or blouse and jewellery even when it is not required (such as visiting friends or relatives)..
16%
360 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
60 votes
Not Applicable
38%
868 votes
Do you think a dress code is obsolete and should be outlawed?
  • Imagine watching a soap opera where the cast don't dress up - expectations?
  • NO
  • YES

3. There are other fashion faux pas that are common these days but would have been frowned upon as recently as 20 years ago. Do you think any of these are fashions that are faux pas? Here are a few and add some more in the comments if you think of any.

Navy, grey or any other non brown suit with brown shoes instead of black ones.
15%
334 votes
Argyle socks or other socks with motifs instead of plain socks when matched to more formal shoes.
11%
254 votes
White socks with anything other than sneakers.
22%
502 votes
Ankle socks with business attire
21%
488 votes
Sneakers with business attire.
24%
558 votes
Wearing a shirt and tie with the top button undone as part of "the look" - not because it is a hot day.
13%
292 votes
Business attire on top and jeans down below.
14%
329 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
28 votes
Not Applicable
49%
1,127 votes
Wearing a business outfit with several days worth of facial hair (this probably is just for the guys).
10%
227 votes
Who do you think made these fashion choices and why did others follow? Do you have other examples?
  • We are not sheep. We don't have to follow fashion.
  • NO
  • I don't know
10/18/2021 Beauty & Fashion 2301 36 By: DavKar
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