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post #16 of 27
Welcome to Styleforum reeeeeboot.
1) Don't pursue 'fashion' or high end brand names. At your age it is a waste of money and someone will steal it. You are there to study so grades are what matters more than anything.
2) Even if your grandparents are kind enough to offer to help, do not take advantage of their kindness. Explore discount malls and stores in your area.
3) As for a winter coat, any down-filled parka with a minimum 450 fill will get you through with a few layers on under it. If you don't want down, then any thick synthetic fill will work. Make sure the outer shell of the coat is of a durable fabric, you know, something that won't tear easily. There are dozens of makes to choose from. Buy one with a hood.

You didn't specify your location or budget so if you will disclose this information and specific needs, we can help you further.
post #17 of 27
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@CBrown85

Thanks for the info and I really appreciate the time you took to type it out. Currently I do have the stereotypical "jeans and T-Shirt" look going on. I like to stick to a slightly skinny jean, such as the Levi 514's, and tighter fitting shirts as you said. Right now though that outfit is a bit... impractical as it is often below 40F outside. I have a leather jacket that I like to wear but it's a bit garish, however it's warm and comfortable. I'm looking to ditch the leather in favor of something more fashionable, any recommendations as for a moderate to heavy winter coat to wear? As for the shirts, I was thinking a white shirt underneath a regular t-shirt. Any other recommendations? 


Oh, I forgot to mention, I have shoulder length hair. 

You might be well off to hit up an H&M or a military surplus (lol i know rite) and grab a decent peacoat. You can always have the sleeves shortened and the coat slimmed- key is to get one that doesn't fall apart after one wear- such as the wal mart variety. Wear a few crew-neck sweaters with this and you'll be alright for winder.

Alternatively, throw on a thick hoody under your leather- if you'll look a lot of guys will still wear their leather in the winter. If you don't wait for the bus in the rain or snow a lot you should be fine.
post #18 of 27

We are friendlier folks here. Same thing happened to a thread for a guy doing a school project on Ugg boots. We told him to go over there, but in the end, he got more helpful information here.

 

J Crew is probably the best compromise between dressing like a stylish adult and not getting your ass beat for wearing a tie to high school.

 

It probably also depends on what you are wearing already. You don't want to go into "re-invent yourself" mode. IIRC, kids pick up on this, and not in a good way. If you are really revamping your wardrobe, ease into it. Buy a lot, but spend about a month or two cycling your old fits with your new fits before you are only wearing your new look.

 

As far as specific looks, if you work out, then a long sleeved collared shirt tucked into shorts with boat shoes is the route I'd go. If you don't work out, start working out.

 

Cut your hair as well.

 

Good luck! cheers.gif

(that's root beer in yours, kiddo)
 

 

Just noticed your query concerning coats. I second the peacoat.

post #19 of 27
I third the Peacoat suggestion.

I'm now 21 but it was not too long ago that I was in your shoes. At 16 I didn't give two craps about how I looked, and combined with the 10 hours of World of Warcraft I played daily, I got no pussy. So good on you for making an effort to improve your image.

If you are on a bit of a budget, like a lot of yonger folks are, might I suggest moderately cheap unbranded clothing. For instance, I have had numerous compliments on button down shirts from old navy...because no one knows where I bought it. Not a lot of people can tell the difference between an unbranded shirt from old navy and one from brooks brothers...

Also, I would not make any significant investments until you have finished growing. That being said, do not forget about your footwear. It is really easy to overlook this, but it's actually a major aspect of your look.
post #20 of 27
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Cut your hair as well.

 

 

I've got weirdly uneven ears. Eventually I'll be comfortable with them, but today is not that day. 

post #21 of 27
Honestly, just wear what you truly wants, if you need to ask this kind of question I don't even think SFer welcome this, just saying.
post #22 of 27
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I've got weirdly uneven ears. Eventually I'll be comfortable with them, but today is not that day. 

Then cut your ears also.............teacha.gif
post #23 of 27
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I've got weirdly uneven ears. Eventually I'll be comfortable with them, but today is not that day. 

Then cut your ears also.............teacha.gif

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post #24 of 27
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....curious: what college are you in, where everyone where's button down shirts?

Why do people on here refer to shirts as button down shirts?

post #25 of 27
I'm not sure why you would ask a forum comprised of (mostly) adults what is fashionable for a high school student. I understand that you want to look good (we all did at that age and still do). But I think you're doing it wrong. Following "trends" is almost never a good thing. Discover who YOU are through self exploration and expression. Look at blogs, magazines, etc if you have to. But having other people tell you what to wear is probably not the best way to become an individual who thinks for himself.
post #26 of 27
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Why do people on here refer to shirts as button down shirts?

my apologies. Some people wear dress shirts with button down collars. 

post #27 of 27
I'd say wear things like button down shirts and khakis (or jeans if that's what you like), throw on a v-neck sweater for warmth, and swap out the button down for a polo to be a little more casual or put on a tie to be a little more formal. If you want to start dressing better, and you have the means and chutzpah to do it, then go for it. People will notice, and many will probably respect you for dressing well.

As far as brands, I don't know your budget but LL Bean and Land's End are both good. Clarks and Sperry top-siders are good for shoes, if your feet have stopped growing you could invest in Allen Edmonds. Check out local thrift stores for things you like, you can often get clothes in really good condition at consignment shops or even the Salvation Army.

Pea coats are nice, and army navy stores generally have good ones for low prices.

There is a lot of information on MC for people just like you; you don't have to read all the posts about bespoke shoes and suits, but pay attention and you'll pick up a lot of good tips.

Good luck.
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