Should I wear suits for college? - Page 8
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The easiest way to kill a troll is to ask for proof. He'll go from 10 responses per day to "last online: 1 year ago."
At least in my part of the world, clothes are a poor indicator of wealth or status. One prep school friend of mine has been extremely successful. He is the son of a fairly well known actor, and he is (or was for most of his life) charismatically good-looking. I have no idea what his worth is, but if I had to hazard a guess, I would say $20 million. He recently told me his "dress" wardrobe consisted of one suit and two sport coats!
...true. You can see that he edited his OP a few hours ago, so you know that he's been here; he's just afraid to post because he's been called out and his trolling has run it's course.
I go to a very prestigious school in Big Rapids, Michigan called Ferris State University. It's won awards for stuff and unless you are super smart and rich you can't get in. It is one of the most prestigious hockey schools there is. Since I like hockey and the school likes hockey I was wondering if I should wear hockey pads and carry my hockey stick around every day. Hockey is what I am. I don't play it and don't plan to play it but its my second skin. What do you guys think about wearing hockey gear to college every day?
Oh, you think its a stupid idea and that people will think I'm nuts and I'll have no friends and basically have a terrible time and the only time a hockey outfit is appropriate is when one is actually playing hockey?
Well, I should rephrase... I WILL be wearing hockey gear every day and it's not to outdo, (fancy word), (schmancy word) or belittle my peers but I don't care if they like me anyway. So what do you think people will think?
Oh, it's still a stupid idea? I am an idiot who doesn't know proper punctuation? And people still won't like it? Well I'm sixteen so I know everything. And I don't care about getting laid because I'm obviously not a real human.
To be fair, I have wondered what would happen if I wore a fancy outfit just to go to class. But the difference between me and the OP is I realized it was a dumb idea! I know he's a troll and it's beating a dead horse at this point but I had to have a little fun with it!
I realize that. I was totally kidding as can be seen by the rest of the content in my post. There are not many professors that wear suits but there are a few that wear blazers and dress nicely. You definitely won't see students dressing up unless they have presentations or other things that require it. It is not a selective school but it is a pretty decent one. It was founded on the principles of not being selective, actually. It was intended to be a school for everyone. Equality was another important idea that Mr. Woodbridge Ferris had. I see pictures of all women's sports teams around campus dating back to the late 1800's. I found that very interesting. It's also a great school if you want to get a job after graduation. About 98 or 99% of graduates are employed right after graduation. I know it's not really a prestigious school (as I joked about) and I don't know if you were trying to put the school down or not, but I am proud of it and I will defend it. It may not be Big 10 and certainly not Ivy League but here you will get degrees that are useful in the real world and will get you employed. Sorry for the rant, but like I said, the spirit of my post about the school was obviously satirical and I don't take kindly to putdowns on my University. The founder, Woodbridge N. Ferris was a great, interesting guy. He served as Governor of Michigan as well as Senator. For anyone interested (probably no one here) there is a very good autobiography. Also, Ferris is the only Michigan school that was founded by a single individual. And as Forrest Gump would say, "That's all I got to say about that."
Don't forget, black tie is only semi-formal and not suitable during the day.
If one wants to dress formally, one should generally wear a frock coat with a waistcoat and striped trousers during the day and change into white tie in the evening. For casual occassions the frock coat can be substituted by a morning coat. Jackets and unstarched shirt collars are off-limits.
To the OP: If you want to wear suits to college, really make sure that you are able to wear a suit casually. Additionally, accustom yourself to the fact that few will be interested in your clothes and many other people will find your style of everyday wear strange.