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    cherrybim
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    Question is: Do Tznius standards in term of “attracting attention” apply to bochrim/men as well as females?

    For instance: When a fellow wears a stylish black hat that has an extra wide brim; or he wears tzitzis with extra long strings hanging out(this is no hidur mitzva); or a non-chosid with long peyos; or someone with seven rows of silver on his talis; etc; etc.

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    mepal
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    tzitzis with extra long strings hanging out

    people really do that? Never heard of that one!

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    WolfishMusings
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    Question is: Do Tznius standards in term of “attracting attention” apply to bochrim/men as well as females?

    When the navi said “hatznea leches im HaShem Elokecha,” he wasn’t speaking primarily to women.

    The Wolf

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    squeak
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    7 rows of silver…

    This is without question a breach of tsnius. I will not say any more.

    Of course tsnius so as not to attract attention applies to men. It applies to everything in your life, from the house you live in to the car your drive to the clothes you wear. It also refers to things that are not about attracting attention. The gemara refers to a Levi rushing and grabbing something which is ma’aser (he has a right to it – but he did not wait for the ba’al habayis to give it to him) as pritzus. Behatznea’h leches im Hashem Elokecha. When referring to clothes, there are differences between men and women. This is not complicated.

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    ambush
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    tznius, as one teacher summed it up

    (and i know i just might get rotten tomatoes for this one, but couldn’t resist ;))

    is

    attractive, not attracting

    She was speaking only to women

    (as someone before so aptly put it, ” I’m ducking!”)

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    ronrsr
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    my objection to makeup at my wedding was somewhat different.

    My wife’s mother was a famous theatrical makeup artist in the soviet film industry, and taught stagecraft in America after coming here.

    When she does your makeup, you may come out looking like werewolf, bunny rabbit, temptress or deranged criminal, depending on her mood. It could have made for a difficult and interesting bedeken.

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    Hashemisreading
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    So basically your wife knows how to paint on veils.

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