Originally Posted by kdsvs
Seriously...this is closer to the truth than a lot of you would like to believe.
Signing on too, even if it is apparently politically incorrect to do so. I feel like a lot of the positive reactions here are straight out of "The Emperor's New Clothes," in that a lot of people are acting out of a desire not to hurt the guy's feelings or a desire not to have their own individual quirks called into question, and thus throwing out platitudes to distract from what almost everyone reading this is thinking. Developing a unique individual style out of a deep understanding of basics and conventions and a grasp of how to selectively break rules while still maintaining a respectable appearance is a good thing. Coming out of nowhere and throwing on blatantly over the top outfits in inappropriate situations to scream for attention makes you look silly.
For those of you who are familiar with Married with Children, I would say that given the OP's age, appearance, and mannerisms he reminds me of some combination of Bud Bundy's brief "dressing like an English courtier" phase (in terms of someone wearing archaic clothing that's way too old for him in daily settings) and Bud's Grandmaster B character (in terms of the whole tiny white suburban teenager trying to put on a macho thug persona).
Seriously, just relegate the suit to dressy occasions, get a few pairs of jeans or cords, and lose the fedora altogether. I have never seen a college age person (or someone below 30 on a day that was not cold enough to merit a hat) wear a fedora without looking like an absolute tool who was trying waaaaaaaaaaaay too hard to impress people.
It may be harsh, but I'm giving my honest reaction.