Ugh. When I was an undergraduate in college in the early 1990s I wore:
1. Payless "dress" "loafers" with a genuine plastic heel and sole.
2. Dress clothes from JC Penney. Polyester. Truly high class and a bargain.
3. I thought Dockers Slates were the bee's knees in dress pants. I'm pretty sure they were all synthetic too.
4. I had a green doublebreasted suit from J. Riggings. Coeds loved it, which tells you all you need to know about their taste.
5. And jean shorts!
That's all the memories I can stand for now.