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youth style: high school or college

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Thread Starter 

I already made a thread for this in the mens style forum but I figured I would catch more younger people here

 

I am curious to see if there are more people around my age on style forum and how they deal with the issue of trying to look appropriate for a casual campus but still stand out from the sea of basketball shorts and Nike socks that seem to whitewash the sartorial landscape of most schools. Does just jeans and polos cut it your you or do you go further with the occasional blazer and tie? Or is your style completely diffrent do you stunk junya or rick Owens? Are you a sneaker head or a punk? Do you shop online, in the mall, or is thrifting more your speed? Regardless I would like to see some of you respond to this (if you exist at all) by posting some fits or just commenting!

 

-Ian Erickson (going to be a senior in High School)

post #2 of 11
First I will tell, in College no one cares. Sometimes I dress for comfort, sometimes I dress for me and wear something nice. When I have morning classes I wear some comfortable jeans or basketball shorts. I refuse to suit up at 7am (when I don't have to).

But generally I don't care, Plus college is about your focusing on your studies, learning life, mingling, partying and honestly more partying. Have fun don't worry so much about what you should or shouldn't wear.

Weekends or such days where there are events or parties is different though....

With that said, I most shop online I do work so SF is not out of reach but I'm not balling out buying 1k shirts or what not. I love shoes from dressy to boots to sneakers. You could see me in Nikes one day and Chippewa the next. Like the whole spectrum honestly.
Edited by malcolm4819 - 7/2/12 at 10:40pm
post #3 of 11

College has a mix of people and how they dress. I'd say the majority of people don't really care what they wear, but that doesn't have to stop you. Most of my friends care how they dress and that rubbed off on me, hence why I'm here. College is a good time to try different styles and start fresh - if that's what you're looking for. 

 

You'd be surprised at the number of people who dress well, not just basketball shorts, at least on my campus and most others. You can pretty much do what you want and you won't seem out of place either way. 

 

You'll probably be hard pressed to afford a lot of the stuff, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Just keep looking around and figure out what you like.

post #4 of 11
Based on my experience in college thus far most people don't care too much and are pretty casual. I don't think I've ever seen anyone wear a blazer or tie to class unless they were giving a presentation or they were coming from a meeting. Personally, I tend to dress nicer than most (at least in my opinion), but some days I just wear athletic clothes to be comfortable.
post #5 of 11
I went to university for one year and most people wore what looked like w/e they crawled out of bed with. You shouldn't really be focused to much on dressing overly nice and I'd say a tie and suit is definitely overkill. I usually just wore a t-shirt and levis and threw a jacket over if it was cold out.
post #6 of 11

I think it really depends on the school you are going to

post #7 of 11
Dressed like a prick in year 11 (like 14 to 15 years old, don't know what american grade that is). Was really into mens clothing for some reason so I wore like C&J and churchs shoes, had a briggs umbrella, a burberry, gucci and bally brief case and had a rolex and montblanc. I also wore pocket squares, looked really awkward. Wore lots of dior homme, VW and mcqueen stuff through sixth form, more weird shit in the beginning some runway pieces, but towards the end it got more plain. Going to uni in septemebr and I wear sweats, converse and a T shirt everyday now. Don't think it's important to spend that much money on clothes at this age.
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Dressed like a prick in year 11 (like 14 to 15 years old, don't know what american grade that is). Was really into mens clothing for some reason so I wore like C&J and churchs shoes, had a briggs umbrella, a burberry, gucci and bally brief case and had a rolex and montblanc. I also wore pocket squares, looked really awkward. Wore lots of dior homme, VW and mcqueen stuff through sixth form, more weird shit in the beginning some runway pieces, but towards the end it got more plain.

Hilarious pics of unrecognized sartorial genius slash disaster of aspirational overreaching?

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Going to uni in septemebr and I wear sweats, converse and a T shirt everyday now. Don't think it's important to spend that much money on clothes at this age.

Somewhere there is a rule that you can't say that after writing the first half of your post.
post #9 of 11

IMO if you are going to put effort into your appearance definitely err on the SW&D side of the spectrum, you have the rest of your life to dress like a stuffy dork. Find your swagger while you dont have a dress code to conform to.

post #10 of 11
yeah, if i were to redo how I dressed myself in college, it'd just be raw denim, tees, ocbds, and 1 pair of good boots and 1 pair of sneakers.
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I'm in a good mood, so I'll help you (and then probably just repost this the next time someone comes knockin'). In the future, use the search function and the stickied threads. Do this instead of replying to any of these posts.



i'm going to assume that the real goal here is to look good for the ladies, so...


College wear for fun and profit:


Your shit is going to get messy. Beer is going to get spilled all over everything you own. More than likely, you will sleep in the mud/bushes while wearing most of this stuff. Girls will rub themselves on your pants, which is great, but unhygienic.


First, get rid of your graphic tees. If you want to wear t shirts, and who doesn't, just get some blanks from hanes/american apparel that fit well in the shoulders.


Next, buy a pair of jeans. Everyone here will tell you to buy raws, and they are right. Don't ask what kind. You're getting away with this much, so you can do some forum research next. I will tell you that if you wait, jeans are cheap. Buy jeans that fit you.


Buy a pair of boots that are not desert boots. desert boots are boring and girls don't give a shit that they're based on imperialist rapist-wear. Buy something with a slight heel. Do some research/read up on what you like.


Do not wear adidas all-stars with gelly stripes. Do not wear cargo shorts. Do not wear cargo shorts with your adidas all-stars. Chucks are whatever, but be warned that they will not get you any female attention. do not fucking EVER wear your running shoes unless you're working out, I don't care what you think you know.


Buy slim button downs on the cheap. take j crew button downs to the tailor, whatever. not everything has to be skin tight, but if you want to look like you take care of yourself, a good start is to buy clothes that fit you.


don't save up and buy shit that you'll regret buying. take advantage of fast fashion. Look at WAYWT. Most people are not spending a lot of money on anything. Emulate them.


finally, clothes are not going to make you look better/more classy/ more cultured. If you are a slob, cookie-cutter clothing is not going to fix anything. If you are interested in looking like a mature human, or even an immature but stylish one, don't go throwing your money around. Especially not during college. spend that shit on drugs and alcohol and parties. and some boots.


mostly, go do some fucking research
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