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Another fashion help thread


Sep 3, 2003
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Alright, I'm looking to improve my overall style. I'm a 21 year old college student and have typically dressed in the urban (as in hip hop) fashion sense. Now I've never gone the incredibly baggy route that's popular now days, but my clothes have always been on the large side. Growing up in the city like I did, it was the typical dress of everyone around me so it was just the way I turned out. But now that I'm older, I'm starting to feel a little out of place dressing in what would be mostly considered teenagers' fashions. My wardrobe at the moment consists of mostly jeans, T-shirts, several button-downs (mostly "hip hop" labels), hoodies, sneakers and workboots. I have a few respectable long-sleeve button downs and a pair of khakis that I wear when the time arises, but nothing really more than that.

I'm looking to update my style into something more chic and elegant without looking too conservative or traditional. More of a modern style with a few eye-catching items that set me apart from the pack. I'm a large guy (6'4", around 215 lbs.) and from what I can tell, wear about a 46L jacket and have a 38" waist, so a lot of those slim-fitting designer shirts/pants won't work for me. I'd prefer to stay on the slightly looser side of things also, as anything tight just feels far too constricting to me.

A few things that have interested me so far are: Seven's relaxed jeans, Robert Graham's more subdued shirts along with other shirts that while traditional, have stylized additions, as have the blazer/tuxedo jacket with jeans combination. Though I'm not sure exactly how to pull off the last one seeing as I live in a rather laid-back college town (Madison) and have yet to see anyone wear something like that in person. Any tips on clothing items and labels, accesories and jackets to improve my wardrobe would be greatly appreciated.

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