Thoughts On Peacocking

Peacocks strut their stuff, and attract mates with their flashy, showy plumage.

Men can do the same thing. There are some schools of thought that say you should wear loud outrageous clothing and/or accessories when you go out to meet women, that it shows confidence and is attractive.

Here’s a couple things to keep in mind about this:

In theory, peacocking gear gives the girl a reason to open you. If you are wearing a funky this-or-that and a girl wants to talk to you, she can comment on it and safely open you. That’s one approach to this. In this case, find something that works for you. I wear a leather jacket with metal studs on the lapel, girls open me by commenting on it or touching it a lot. Same thing when I used to wear a steel chain as a necklace with a padlock (R.I.P. Sid Vicious). If this is the angle you are going for, find somethign that fits you, and who you are. I can wear that shit because I was a punk rock muthufucka back in the day.

The other thing to keep in mind, peacocking is mean to show confidence by wearing loud, flashy clothing. The wilder and louder, the more confidence and social savvy you have to have. One time I saw a guy wearing big old aviator shades and a loud tie in a club, and he was just resting against the wall, trying to look hardcore. In reality, he looked like someone that was trying to dress up for the night, but couldn’t really pull it off. When you wear loud, flashy clothing, people will expect you to be just as loud and social of a guy. If you’re not, it’s incongruent, and end up looking like a tool. This is just another thing to keep in mind. Your peacocking has to match your social gregariousness.

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    5 thoughts on “Thoughts On Peacocking

    1. Nathan

      yeah, i have always found the idea of pea-cocking interesting, most guys go waaaaay over the top with this, but i think once you become more socially aware you learn how to calibrate the way you dress to fit your personality at that time.

    2. THM

      Style should rule above all else, then the flashy accessories, patterns and fabrics can come in.

      It may be fun to go pracing around in the latest gear from The Pickup Artist reality show, but that grows old after a couple of weeks.

      Like the saying goes, are we “wearing the suit, or is the suit wearing us?” – that’s how outlandish peacocking gear does, it screams for attention rather than subtly calling for it.


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