There’s this man who is my best friend but my parents don’t approve of him because of the way he looks and dresses.
Queenie, I will go on seeing him no matter what they say, but how can I get them to stop putting him down?—Fed-up girlfriend
If you are grown up and living on your own you have the right to choose your (boy)friends. Given time, your parents may learn to appreciate what kind of a man your friend is regardless of how he looks and dresses. Meanwhile, arguing with them about him will not do you any good, so try to avoid doing so.