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  • CaliGunner

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    See, here's the difference between the image I prefer to present, vs what you're describing:

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    Both are cowboys with hats and accessories. I personally prefer the Sam Elliott path. Clean, presentable, but not overdone and artificial. I don't smell "pretty" - nobody's going to be smelling me. I just don't smell. I don't need lotions and body butters and all those mysterious vials and tinctures my wife clutters the bathroom counter with, I don't need eight shampoos and conditioners, and I sure as hell will never need a pedicure. Who are you showing your toes to at work anyway?

    Here's the deal. I do my job and I do it well. I'm presentable at the office and on those rare occasions that I interact with clients. The most important part of that is being knowledgeable and being able to communicate effectively, not smelling like cucumbers and citrus and having soft skin.

    You do you, but I see no justification for spending that sheer amount of money on what boils down to simple vanity. I shave my head every 4 or 5 days. I keep my beard in check. My clothes are clean, reasonably pressed (not generally possible in July and August, but oh well), and fit me correctly. I have a professional bearing and am able to carry on a conversation with anyone I encounter. That's what matters more than whatever beauty regimen you feel you need.

    Virgil Earp (Sam Elliot) is wearing a $30 suit in that photo (average Cowboy salary in the Wild West era was around $40-$50). Not exactly cheap.
     

    CaliGunner

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    And yet he's not walking around looking like a dandy, either.

    No, Virgil wasn't known for that, neither was Wyatt or Morgan.

    Doc on the other hand... a bit more flashy. :shades:

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    robertc1024

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    Anecdote.
    I busted my ass for 24 years.
    Never kissed ass.
    I looked like me.
    I started as the lowest position in the company.
    At 25 years, I was director of operations.
    I enjoyed my job for 22 years. I hated going to work for the last 3.

    I hired on to a consulting firm and gained 10 years on my lifespan.
    16 years later, I still can't believe they pay me to do this.

    I try to look decent for my wife.
    Comfort is mandatory.
    IDGAF what anyone else thinks.
    I'm not that good but /end thread.
     

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