Originally Posted by GBR
Originally Posted by Holdfast
I did, at that age, Mon thru Sat. However, it was my school uniform, so I figure I get a bye.
Doing it in your spare time is kind of odd for a 15yr old, esp. in this day & age. However, far be it from me to label others as odd, considering I post on Styleforum anyway. Bottom line, you WILL stand out. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on your social standing, attitude, personality, circle of friends, level of concern, etc, etc. Examine your own circumstances, and choose wisely...
So too was my school uniform but that was many, many years ago and not 2013. Even back then, as a teenager, one did not wear a tie etc. in leisure time. I would certainly be very concerned about the social problems caused if any teen of mine was so dressed today outside school.
We had to wear the tie when at school (obviously we could take it off when just lounging around the House, but outside, it had to be worn) However, like all teens, we found ways of "customising" our uniform in other ways. Like pushing the limits of the kind of shirt we were allowed. Technically, only predominantly white or pale blue was allowed, but we wore bolder & bolder stripes in an attempt to skirt the line of remaining predominantly white. Shoes were meant to be black & laced IIRC, but I always wore black loafers.
Anyway, enough reminiscing; I do agree with your fundamental point, but would still leave it up to the OP to make his own (potentially bad) decisions rather than be too firm about it. Best way to learn! :)