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post #31 of 71
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weird advice in this thread. non-iron dress shirts usually are very shiny and plastic-looking, and ironing isn't hard

I haven't seen any shiny plastic-looking ones, only treated cotton. Try Nordstrom Smartcare.

post #32 of 71
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Ummm I've got a 1000$ clothing budget. Is this to much or should i lower the amount.

You are really a planner, use that.

 

You can get good style on any budget. It's not about the cost, its about caring.

post #33 of 71
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What do you guys think about ties, specifically knit ties?

post #34 of 71
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What do you guys think about ties, specifically knit ties?


That they should have died back in the 80's.  On a college campus though?  I really can't see it.

post #35 of 71

I'd recommend getting your basics from a store like Uniqlo for a few hundred and then spending money on accessories like boots, watch and leather bag. Devote a hundred or so on interesting things that appeal to you that aren't necessarily essentials (Like ties? Wear a tie whether or not it's cool - go crazy). That was pretty much what I wore for my entire time on campus. 

 

If you dress the way you want, you'll probably find people dressed similarly (eventually), who may also be like-minded. It might be helpful for an introvert, as you mentioned you are. 

 

Just my opinion! 

post #36 of 71
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply. I plan on purchasing a few t shirts, a navy overcoat, a few Levi jeans, a black Ushanka, a few heavy sweaters and a black briefcase. In your opinion guys, how much do you think will this cost. And do you guys have any suggestions on where to get a navy overcoat and a black briefcase?
post #37 of 71
get some fun pieces! Yes, in college you have to be very serious with your studies and work hard, but you need fun pieces that will make your day to day college experience more enjoyable.

I like this reversible Murray varsity jacket by RRL: khaki side during classes and camouflage side during frat parties
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This Michael Bastian cardi-robe if you feel like not wearing a coat. Perfect after an all nighter of studying and just wearing pjs the next day for an exam.
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when you're having a stressful day with schoolwork or everyone is just being a jerk, a fun backpack like this one from Marc Jacobs to make the whole world easier to carry on your shoulders.
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post #38 of 71

A briefcase seems rather impractical.  I would suggest either a backpack or messenger bag.

post #39 of 71

Wasn't there a movie about a kid who brought a briefcase to school every day? As I recall he got a lot of swirlies.

 

Not that that's a good reason not to go with a briefcase. Rather, do you know what kind of classes you're going to have? Some of them may require large textbooks, and if you end up with a schedule that doesn't afford you time between classes to switch out the contents of your pack you'll need enough room to lug all your texts, notebooks, and electronic devices. Or if you have a particularly boring class with required attendance you'll want to bring class materials from other classes so you can get some homework done. I carried a pretty massive backpack for undergrad and used a good deal of its interior space most of the time.

post #40 of 71
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Wasn't there a movie about a kid who brought a briefcase to school every day? As I recall he got a lot of swirlies.

 

Not that that's a good reason not to go with a briefcase. Rather, do you know what kind of classes you're going to have? Some of them may require large textbooks, and if you end up with a schedule that doesn't afford you time between classes to switch out the contents of your pack you'll need enough room to lug all your texts, notebooks, and electronic devices. Or if you have a particularly boring class with required attendance you'll want to bring class materials from other classes so you can get some homework done. I carried a pretty massive backpack for undergrad and used a good deal of its interior space most of the time.

I will be mainly using a one of those rolling bags for class lol. I'm thinking about interchangeability. That's why I wanna get a briefcase.

post #41 of 71
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I will be mainly using a one of those rolling bags for class lol. I'm thinking about interchangeability. That's why I wanna get a briefcase.

You will look like an absolute cretin with your briefcase and ushanka, some formality levels don't mix, briefcases are usually used with suits.

Get a backpack and "business bag" from here:
http://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?Sec=5&Sub=21
post #42 of 71

In addition to getting rid of the briefcase, you really should reconsider the rolling bag.  Don't know if you get snow, but even in rainy conditions  you don't want to be rolling through puddles.  Also, not sure what your campus is like but if you need to cross any grass you're SOL.  Not to mention, nothing says "please torment me" like a man who can't carry his books on a shoulder.  I can appreciate you are an introvert.  That's OK.  But you seem dead set on some decisions that will lead to a lot of negative reaction from your contemporaries.

post #43 of 71
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In addition to getting rid of the briefcase, you really should reconsider the rolling bag.  Don't know if you get snow, but even in rainy conditions  you don't want to be rolling through puddles.  Also, not sure what your campus is like but if you need to cross any grass you're SOL.  Not to mention, nothing says "please torment me" like a man who can't carry his books on a shoulder.  I can appreciate you are an introvert.  That's OK.  But you seem dead set on some decisions that will lead to a lot of negative reaction from your contemporaries.

He appears to want to dress in some sort of casual J-crew prep style, not my thing but it's better if we suggest things that are related to his goals, like the bags that I just linked to, nice and can integrate with some dress shirt+raw jeans+desert boots aesthetics.
post #44 of 71

Yeah don't do the rolling bag. That alone could make you a campus celebrity.

post #45 of 71

This guy is headed for disaster. A rolling bag, ushanka and akubra? :uhoh:

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