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Disspleased
16th Feb 2018, 12:54 PM
what the title says

Bigsimsfan12
16th Feb 2018, 12:56 PM
Replace them (https://sims2defaults.dreamwidth.org) or just don't use them.

joandsarah77
16th Feb 2018, 1:14 PM
Nothing, I leave them at the back of the catalogue and dress my sims in CC. A few I default, mainly work clothes because sims have to wear them.

SneakyWingPhoenix
16th Feb 2018, 1:24 PM
I don't bat an eye.

omglo
16th Feb 2018, 2:03 PM
I have lots of CC and change the Sims with bad outfits (or hair).

grumpy_otter
16th Feb 2018, 2:11 PM
I LOVE SIMS 2 CLOTHES! Not all are great, but I have never downloaded CC clothes because I find plenty of options with the defaults.

smorbie1
16th Feb 2018, 2:20 PM
I deal. My sims change clothes daily, sometimes multiple times per day, depending upon what they've been doing. So, whatever they're wearing is going to change pretty soon. I don't love all my personal clothes, either, but I rotate through them.

Emerald1234
16th Feb 2018, 2:46 PM
i usually get cc from all about style,mts,GOS etc because maxis clothes aren't the best

AndrewGloria
16th Feb 2018, 2:51 PM
If my Sims don't like the clothes in their wardrobes (and on their backs!), they generally go to the shops and buy new ones. If they can't afford a new everyday outfit (200 - 400), then maybe they'll just buy a nice new pair of undies (50) to make them feel better. As I mentioned in another thread, my Sims tend to sleep in their underwear, and seldom get dressed until they have to go out, so nice but (relatively) inexpensive underwear can do a lot to make them feel good about themselves.

Orphalesion
16th Feb 2018, 3:17 PM
I use a lot of the maxis clothing, but I admit I recently got into default replacing some of the more awful looking pieces. Now my Sims are less likely to age up into something completely hideous.
Still after aging up I use the clothing tool to replace what the game randomly slapped on them with something I feel is more appripriate for their character. Any further changes of clothing, however, must be paid for by the Sims.

I still need more elder clothes, but they are hard to come by...

TuxxedoCat
16th Feb 2018, 3:55 PM
The more hideous ones I just ignore (if any townies/dormies/whomever generates wearing it, I'll change it), and the better looking ones I use a lot. I have relatively little CC clothing anyway, because I really don't mind most of the default EAxis ones.

bbostic8
16th Feb 2018, 4:18 PM
The Sims 2 default resource is my friend! Also some tumblrs have great resources for default clothing, and most of them have been made within the last five years with active creators in the community so you can feel a little safer that the items will function as advertised.

FranH
16th Feb 2018, 4:57 PM
It's why I have tons of CC clothing in my folders. I hate some of the default clothing-like that 'hooker outfit' that some end up wearing. What atrocious taste!

simmer22
16th Feb 2018, 5:05 PM
I keep most of them as-is because I've got some recolors I don't want bugged up. I prefer using custom outfits because they're less bork-inducing.

I've downloaded pregmorphs for most EAxis AF clothes, a few texture fixes or replacements for the clothes that have nice meshes but awful textures, and the occasional mesh fix (preferably ones that can use the same texture as the originals).

didyouevenmakeasound
16th Feb 2018, 5:15 PM
I default them if I dislike them. Like that - ew, what was it? The female rave one which is a disgusting pretty-much-bikini crop top and short shorts. I've replaced that with a more suitable rave outfit,

MasterRed
16th Feb 2018, 5:41 PM
I love most default clothes! I downloaded skin eye and hair replacements ASAP, but I let most of the clothes stay because they genuinely look really nice. I have defaulted a few, though. Mostly ugly looking clothes I could find a nice replacement to, but if I see a sufficiently nice replacement, I'll download that too.

DrewInTheSky
16th Feb 2018, 7:02 PM
In my CC gameplay I have a few replacement, but in the past I've managed to find defaults for almost all of the clothes... It was nice for a change (especially if we consider that game and EPs have been out for a while)! In the end, I got rid of all of them because of the meshes and some broken recolors, but I still have some for those defaults that I can't stand (like some of the shirts).

In my "vanilla" game I'm not using defaults, not even replacement, but I downloaded everything from Skellington's Repository. Since they use the same texture/meshes of the game, I've a bunch of maxis like clothes but available for different ages and also as separate version. I've been using some clothes that before I didn't like because of the new possibilities, although some townies still need a full new wardrobe.

I play Maxis Match anyway, so the clothing in general doesn't bother me...

gwynne
16th Feb 2018, 7:04 PM
Default replacements for sure. A lot of the defaults look really dated now, too.

Orphalesion
16th Feb 2018, 7:49 PM
A lot of the defaults look really dated now, too.

Though tbf a lot of the defaults already looked dated when the game came out...

RoxEllen1965
16th Feb 2018, 9:14 PM
I don't mind most of the clothes from the later EPs and SPs, but I've replaced most of the base game stuff with defaults.

HarVee
16th Feb 2018, 9:35 PM
Replace them with something better textured, less saturated but still keeps the Maxis style. If I can't find replacements that I like then I hide them from the catalog so I don't have to scroll past them nasties.

TychoH
16th Feb 2018, 9:50 PM
I replaced at least 90% of them. It is the biggest folder in my Downloads (~ 558 MB) and since I can't stand most of Maxis' clothes, I will never delete those 558 MB.

mdsb759
16th Feb 2018, 10:21 PM
the clothes my sims get does not matter to me.

BlueAlien
16th Feb 2018, 10:40 PM
I mostly just let Sims wear whatever they age up into, unless it's really ghastly or ridiculous -- e.g., I just had two Sims leave college and their adult clothing might do if they were Summerdreams, but looks completely ridiculous in my realistic 1980s hood, so they'll have to change. On the other hand, I had one very ugly and overweight teen whose clothes consisted of a brightly coloured sweater over an untucked shirt, virulently clashing shorts, and flipflops. I left him be -- every community has that one person with zero clothes sense, and he had a very laid-back personality which just seemed to fit.

The only CC outfits I've downloaded are Victorian clothes.

Selly_2009
17th Feb 2018, 1:53 AM
Thanks to Phae's clothing catalog edits, various default replacements and some hider mods, along with townifying quite a bit of my CC clothing, most of what my sims grow up into is no longer hideous in my eyes!

Yes, one might get a crazy combination of separates on occasion, but more often than not the items chosen are wearable and I'll leave my sims in them. However, if their story or personality called for something more specific, then I'd take them shopping e.g. Lilith Pleasant will likely stick to a darker wardrobe in my game, and my self-sim wouldn't be seen dead in anything too revealing!

joandsarah77
17th Feb 2018, 2:31 AM
I have pages and pages and pages of CC clothes, I hardly ever see or think about the Maxis ones until somebody grows up. :lol:

Rosebine
17th Feb 2018, 3:56 AM
I have a dream...and so I have a project. The goal is to like every piece of clothing that game has to offer. Which means for me, I'll have to default everything I do not like/would never put on a sim etc.
I have way less CC clothing than the majority of you. My clothing folder and my Default folder put together : 100MB exactly. I just counted. :) The only CC that aren't by me are default feet by Bloom. The rest is my own creation. So! this project will take a while, but I'll get to the end of it.
This is how I will, deal with Maxis clothing.

yavannatw
20th Feb 2018, 1:49 AM
I mostly just let Sims wear whatever they age up into, unless it's really ghastly or ridiculous -- e.g., I just had two Sims leave college and their adult clothing might do if they were Summerdreams, but looks completely ridiculous in my realistic 1980s hood, so they'll have to change. On the other hand, I had one very ugly and overweight teen whose clothes consisted of a brightly coloured sweater over an untucked shirt, virulently clashing shorts, and flipflops. I left him be -- every community has that one person with zero clothes sense, and he had a very laid-back personality which just seemed to fit.


I really should do that - have at least one sim with zero clothes sense. Thanks for the idea.