Originally Posted by Tarmac
This is the current state of fashion gentlemen.
You are exactly right. Working at a university (public or private... I've worked at both and it's always just as bad), during rush week and such one can see any 500 like dressed (or worse) young guys around campus. The saddest thing is that all of them dressed like this (or worse) nevertheless think they look outstanding just because they are wearing a suit. My favorite ones are the guys who wear a black suit with a black shirt and SHINY cream/white tie (or shiny electric blue!) with the ubiquitous square-toe monstronsity on their feet. From their strut, one can tell how they think they look.
I'd like to say it's just because they're young, but then on parents weekend, their fathers show up and are just as badly dressed (albeit more conservatively). So, I think that they'll just grow out of black shirts and shiny ties into boring shirts and suits that don't fit. Kevin, it would appear, has passed his black shirt/shiny tie phase and moved straight into boring insurance salesman who found an HSM suit at Goodwill two sizes too big.