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College student budget fashion

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by fungz0r, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. sleepr

    sleepr Member

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    Does anyone have any tips on dressing up in hotter climates? I go to school in Texas, so its pretty hot almost year round. I kind of moved from graphic tees to solid shirts with jeans plus keds/sperrys but I haven't been able to find and avenue to dress up a little more. The most I typically put on is a light jacket, which is nice, but doesn't really provide the depth that I want.
     
  2. pdeng

    pdeng Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Houston right now and it is ungodly hot. Just wear easy-breathing fabrics. You can get away with a lot of the same stuff, if you just switch it for light-weight material.
     
  3. gululv

    gululv Senior member

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    Just use style forum and ebay. I can't recomend buying clothes from a place like h&m. In Stockholm where I live, the brands (Our Legacy, Acne etc.) sometimes have outlets, I remember buying three pairs of top quality jeans for about 70USD. But I don't know if there is anything like that in Vancouver. Not being rich can be irritating sometimes, I know..
     
  4. fungz0r

    fungz0r Senior member

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    I'm mainly having a problem with footwear right now, boots seem to be ideal right now since summer is over and it's going to be rainy and cold so i'd like something that i could wear in the rain and snow. But the only boots i've worn are steel toed boots for working in a mill and i'd never wear them around as they look clunky and ugly.

    What pair of boots would be ideal for me? A pair of LL bean engineer boots?
     
  5. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Look at the streetwear shoes and boots thread. LL Bean engineer boots/Khatadins (idk if those are the same) are probably the lowest-tier "SF-Approved" option, with Red Wings, Wolverine 100 miles, and Aldens being the (progressively better) upgrades. (Red wings in particular can be found on sale at around ~200-250 USD). But honestly you're in college, who the fuck cares about what SF thinks, so go with the LL Beans.
     
  6. Dairy Phobic

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    I'm mainly having a problem with footwear right now, boots seem to be ideal right now since summer is over and it's going to be rainy and cold so i'd like something that i could wear in the rain and snow. But the only boots i've worn are steel toed boots for working in a mill and i'd never wear them around as they look clunky and ugly.

    What pair of boots would be ideal for me? A pair of LL bean engineer boots?


    im not sure if this is what you're looking for, but i bought these yesterday and have them on right now to break them in, the heels are nearly 1.5" and they have an added insole, so these boots are will also give u some height, they put me very close to 6'3" lol

    http://canada.roots.com/Men%27sTuffe...ctedColor=0100

    this is mainly for canadian bros

    there's a $20 off for $100+ purchases, and $50 off on $200+ purchases, so if you do the math, buy something else worth $35 ish and have the latter discount make the total down to $150-160 and you can have the boots for like slightly over $100 (i bought it, along with a tuque and sweater for my brother, the computer calculated that i got $41 off the boots)

    so i got it for $127 basically, pretty good for a student on a budget like me

    i wear 12 in nikes and other sneakers, but i got a 11 in these, because it was the biggest size they had in all the roots stores in toronto atm, the length is the exat same as my sneakers (the sole is actually longer), they fit fine on my left foot, but feeling a bit snug on my right foot's pinky toe, but i'm breaking them in this week in my house and i'll see how it feels
     
  7. BB1

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    What pair of boots would be ideal for me? A pair of LL bean engineer boots?
    Subaru has a Forester "LL Bean Edition" that's very popular with baby boomer women, so bean wear sounds like a sure bet if you're looking to attract the ladies.
     
  8. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    Subaru has a Forester "LL Bean Edition" that's very popular with baby boomer lesbians, so bean wear sounds like a sure bet if you're looking to attract the ladies.
    Ftfy
     
  9. Razele

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    lol BB1 why do you hate baby boomers so much man
     
  10. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    I think he blames them for CE.
     
  11. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    I think he blames them for CE.

    Fuck man. I keep reading your WTB as stuff as 'for sale' and get an instant boner. [​IMG]
     
  12. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    Some of my "for sale stuff" is better than most of that so...
     
  13. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    Some of my "for sale stuff" is better than most of that so...

    not if it's 156 sizes too big sooo.....
     
  14. gululv

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    A good idea is stick to brands that are expensive, but not crazy expensive, and just buying items you really want. So I mean Our Legacy and APC, not Visvim (great brand, but horrible prices) and Band of Outsiders (overrated anyway).
     
  15. Lane

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    retarded advice....since there is isn't a way to distinguish between expensive and crazy expensive. It's all dependent on the person and what value they put in pieces of clothing and they themselves choosing whether the price tag is worth it. For example a designer piece from julius to me is worth every dime, but to someone who shops at J.crew only it isn't. There are people in this very forum who consider $20 shirts incredibly expensive LOL
     
  16. gululv

    gululv Senior member

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    Well, from Gitman Bros. for example Im sure you get the same quality as Band of Outsiders, without paying as much.
    Why the aggressive tone on this forum?
     
  17. alexwgoody

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    I'm at Arizona State, and every year I just buy a ton of AA shirts in bulk for like $5 each, wear my same 3 or 4 pairs of raw denimz, and I have about 5 pairs of shorts. for shoes, I mostly just wear canvas shoes, converse, vans, stuff like that. you can look good enough for your few hours of class in a t shirt and jeans.
     

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