College Fashion Discussion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by fireshower, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. raginberriodoom

    raginberriodoom Senior member

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    I hate the peacoat over hoodie look. I hate it so much.

    ditto. always looks bad. i just hate hoodies under anything look. like someone said above, crewneck college sweaters are much better.
     


  2. sharks9022

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    Get yourself some chino pants, cardigan, few sweaters, v necks, a couple of ties, and some canvas schneakers. Lots of places are having sales. BTW you can wear whatever you want to you're asian. It's like a racial skill.
     


  3. BubblyMasquerade

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    lol so untrue. i find most asians to be the most despicable dressers. and i'm half
     


  4. CasinoRoyale

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    The "Crank Up The Volume" spread in the recent GQ was much more hideous imo.

    I like ties at college but you often get asked "Why are you so dressed up" so that kinda sucks, but sometimes they can spark up a conversation with a nice girl. Of course at my school everyone has on XXXL-Long Tees and XXXL shorts that hit at their ankles so whatever.
     


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    The "Crank Up The Volume" spread in the recent GQ was much more hideous imo.

    I like ties at college but you often get asked "Why are you so dressed up" so that kinda sucks, but sometimes they can spark up a conversation with a nice girl. Of course at my school everyone has on XXXL-Long Tees and XXXL shorts that hit at their ankles so whatever.
     


  6. Eyud29

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    I feel obligated to reply to this as a college student. First of all, it's very true that it doesn't take much to stand out among a crowd of school t-shirts and sweatshirts and oversized bootcut AE jeans.

    I'm an art school student, and fellow art students are a little more stylistically minded, but I do spend alot of time on the central campus, and I don't compromise what I like to wear. University of Michigan, by the way, which is almost the stereotypical big school.

    I'd say you don't need to dress too crazy and SF-intensive, and some of that is due to necessity. As a college student I don't wear many high-fashion brands, partly because it's overboard, and partly because, well, stuff gets fucked up in college, especially at parties, and i'd rather not spend the night worrying over a Band of Outsiders shirt. I've got a few more expensive pieces that I wear often, like a nice down vest or overcoat.

    Get some raw denim, a nice pair, that fits you well. APC's will only run you like 150, which, if you're buying Rock and Republic and True Religion, is well within your budget. Raw denim, in my eyes, is perfect for college. You're meant to wear it hard, and you have an excuse to never wash it!

    Really, the key for me isn't necessarily having expensive brand names, but just getting good quality clothing that *FITS* you and then adding a little individuality to the outfit.

    Dress shoes to go with jeans... I personally don't like the dress shoe with jeans look, and definitely not square-toed. Maybe boat shoes? They're more casual than dress shoes, but dressier than dunks or vans or whatever.

    Maybe I'll try to put something up for an example.
     


  7. Bsides

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    Honestly, dress shoes can work great with jeans. You just need some wingtips or longwings.

    Best advice is probably to check out a thrift store or goodwill and scoop a pair of vintage florsheim longwings or AE wingtips of some sort. Go for brown or ox blood. Even better if they are a bit beat up, just give em a bit of polish and wear em banged up. Big tank like beat up longwings are some of the best shoes ever to go with raw denim in my opinion.

    And you can find a nice pair pretty cheap too. That or boots.
     


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    I dunno... If I wore wingtips at college, I'd get more than a few strange looks.

    Canvas sneakers, Desert Boots, Red Wings... That sort of thing is more the go for college.

    Really, dressing for college is so easy. Raw denim + shirt of your choice (button down, polo or tee) + sweater if it's cold... + choice of shoes from the above list = viola. An instant college sensation. The hard bit is fit and colour coordination. Not actually what TYPE of clothes to wear.

    It's a no brainer.
     


  9. Robert

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    Kind of a good place to look for suggestions for the college set is at the Omiru Style for All site. Look under Ready Made Outfits for men. They do a lot of Gap, J. Crew, American Eagle combos that seem geared to the college kid.
     


  10. AntiHero84

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    Desert boots would be the safe bet, but looking back on college, I wish I had taken more risks style-wise. Fuck what people think. I'm not saying go crazy, but a pair of beat-up wingtips would look great with some raw denim.
     


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    Desert boots would be the safe bet, but looking back on college, I wish I had taken more risks style-wise. Fuck what people think. I'm not saying go crazy, but a pair of beat-up wingtips would look great with some raw denim.

    I agree, but think it depends mostly on location. If its a college (like the one I went to) thats out in the middle of nowhere, desert boots will be pretty rare and interesting to most people, however if its a school in the city a pair of beatup longwings/wingtips won't seem too crazy or out of place.
     


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    College students seem to be big into wearing cargo shorts, hoodies, and pajamas. No reason to invest in an expensive wardrobe or expensive hyped-up "SF approved" brands. Dark Levi 501s, chinos, cheap AA tees off ebay, a couple of nice conservative styled OCBDs, and Vans Authentics or Chuck Taylors on your feet and you're all set. You'll look clean and presentable and sharper than most.

    For dress shoes Allen Edmonds makes rubber-soled models for under $200, a bit over your budget. People on this board knock Ecco, Cole Haan, Florsheim, and other Dept. store brands, but they have some conservatively designed shoes that look ok. Suede Clark's Desert Boots are relatively cheap and I've seen people pull them off with a "dressy" outfit.

    All of these people suggesting this "preppy" clothing like tweed blazers, rep ties in your school's colors, Weejuns, I don't mean to offend anyone, but gel real. Maybe that was the collegiate look in 1955, but its 2009. If you like to wear that stuff, nothing wrong with it. I like that aesthetic too. However, suggesting that college students today are expected to dress that way is laughable.

    You're in college to learn and make friends and industry connections. Its not a beauty contest. Enjoy the experience.
     


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    College students seem to be big into wearing cargo shorts, hoodies, and pajamas. No reason to invest in an expensive wardrobe or expensive hyped-up "SF approved" brands.
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    All of these people suggesting this "preppy" clothing like tweed blazers, rep ties in your school's colors, Weejuns, I don't mean to offend anyone, but gel real. Maybe that was the collegiate look in 1955, but its 2009. If you like to wear that stuff, nothing wrong with it. I like that aesthetic too. However, suggesting that college students today are expected to dress that way is laughable.


    Again, this is all relative. As a student in NYC, if I went to class wearing cargo shorts or pajamas, I'd probably get a few looks. Or at least the assumption that I'm a douche.

    But I realize that going to college in NYC is a bit different than most schools.
     


  14. Lel

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, It's college. No one is going to look at your peacoat, "tight" jeans, and desert boots and think you're some kind of fashion freak. Tons of weirder shit goes on all the time and the majority of students won't bat their eyes at a lot of the aesthetics that are popular on SF because they are very conservative in terms of the fashion world. People won't think you're weird for that when there are Twilight twats having their vampire club meetings around school (true story yo). I'm not saying "Wear what you want because you want to", I'm saying "Wear what you want because college students see a lot more weird shit than a student going to class in a suit and they really won't care at all." PS: The whole "suit going to class thing" isn't weird or uncommon at all. Students have presentations and interviews all the time and I see people dressed up fairly often, other students will probably give you the benefit of the doubt in that regard.
     


  15. Robert

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    College is the last time most of us get to dress however we want. Go for it while you still can.
     


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