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post #1 of 5
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Hi,

I'm a young 20-something starting med school in a week, and I'm looking for wardrobe ideas that suggest a youthful elegance/sophistication but with a bold yet un-pretentious edge.

I was never really into fashion, but I recently spent a year spending away some of my hard-earned money. I attended one of my school's pre-start events and was complimented often on my extremely well-coordinated outfit. All of a sudden, I feel like I need to be "the trendsetter" all the time or something lol. I'm not complaining though; such a frivolous concern indicates my triumph in getting over other more serious issues. I've never been "the well dressed guy," since I grew up without extra money for new clothes, so I actually think it's cool that I kinda am now.

Anyway, I've been searching around online for pictures of various outfits with little success. I don't want to do any of the cliches, like the gray Ralph Lauren sweater over a white collared shirt or the khaki and polo shirt combo...and certainly nothing as pretentious as a bow-tie a la Tucker Carlson.

My goal is to take these well worn ideas and add some edge to them, if not create an altogether original look myself.

Ideas; suggestions?

Thanks
post #2 of 5
If you want to develop your personal style, just hang around and follow WAYWN threads in Men's Clothing and/or Streetwear, whichever fits your style the most. Wear whatever you want (I guess). This is for you personal wardrobe.

For your "work" or clinical wardrobe (should be a few years down road), I would suggest that this is not the time or place to be a trendsetter or fashion guru, for a couple reasons. First, I'm on my first rotation, but grades are awarded subjectively by your superiors and thus a rotation is kind of like a 4 or 6 week long job interview. You want to be conservative. Second, I haven't had any experience with this yet, but I imagine you don't want to get your expensive clothes "dirty" with all the various things that can dirty them in medicine. Nuff said. This should be a few years from now, so focus on the first paragraph initially.



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Originally Posted by DrEdge View Post
Hi,

I'm a young 20-something starting med school in a week, and I'm looking for wardrobe ideas that suggest a youthful elegance/sophistication but with a bold yet un-pretentious edge.

I was never really into fashion, but I recently spent a year spending away some of my hard-earned money. I attended one of my school's pre-start events and was complimented often on my extremely well-coordinated outfit. All of a sudden, I feel like I need to be "the trendsetter" all the time or something lol. I'm not complaining though; such a frivolous concern indicates my triumph in getting over other more serious issues. I've never been "the well dressed guy," since I grew up without extra money for new clothes, so I actually think it's cool that I kinda am now.

Anyway, I've been searching around online for pictures of various outfits with little success. I don't want to do any of the cliches, like the gray Ralph Lauren sweater over a white collared shirt or the khaki and polo shirt combo...and certainly nothing as pretentious as a bow-tie a la Tucker Carlson.

My goal is to take these well worn ideas and add some edge to them, if not create an altogether original look myself.

Ideas; suggestions?

Thanks
post #3 of 5
Once you get splattered by bodily fluids and have your shoes splashed in the same fluids you'll rethink your on-call attire. I second the suggestion to check out the WAYWRN thread, it will give you a great insight into how to develop your own personal style.
post #4 of 5
You will be sitting in a classroom for most of your first 2 years. Just dress casually. Don't over do it.
post #5 of 5
The first two years you'll be splattered with formaldehyde. The second two years you'll be splattered with blood. Dress accordingly.
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