The Terrible Fashion Blog Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Teger, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    you sound like the douche who wears a suit and tie to class because he thinks it makes him look 'serious' and 'classy'. don't be that guy.
     


  2. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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  3. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Couple of things.

    1. Don't mistake being "dressed up" for being "well-dressed". They are not the same thing.
    2. College is an extremely casual setting.
    3. Compliments (or absence of negative comments) don't mean anything.
    4. Dressing well casually is just as important as dressing well formally. I would strongly consider building up a casual wardrobe if I were you. There's a lot more I could say about this but I don't want to pre-judge you or lay down any rules because you're better off thinking about them yourself.
     


  4. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    I have never in my life tried to look serious. Classy? If I thought it would work, I would. Again, though, what's wrong with wearing suits in college? I really do think you're exaggerating the extent to which there's a strictly-defined dress code at college, and even if you were right, so what? It makes me happy to wear suits or odd jackets. What does it matter?
     


  5. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    I dunno. If I can wear shorts with leggings to my office job, dude can wear a bow tie to school if he wants to.
     


  6. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Yeah. OTOH, without having actually seen how the guy dresses, it's tempting to apply the "if you have to ask..." rule
     


  7. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    because part of dressing well is dressing appropriate to the context of the occasion.
     


  8. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    And part of being in college is being able to wear things just because you like them.
     


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    Rambo Senior member

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    Context, son. Context. You wouldn't go to a costume party at the Jewish fraternity dressed as Hitler, would you?
     
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  10. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    You could literally make that comparison about anything.
     


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    rjbman Senior member

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    Alright, you want a better comparison? How about showing up to the gym in a shirt and tie to work out? Or if you want the opposite, showing up to a formal in a tee and lounge pants. Either way, dressing at an improper level of formality means you'll stick out like a sore thumb, and not in a good way.
     


  12. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    Wearing a shirt and tie to the gym actually makes it physically difficult to work out and makes it likely that you'll damage some expensive clothing. Showing up in clothing that isn't sufficiently formal for an occasion shows that you didn't care enough to take the time to put on something nice.
     


  13. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    jesus christ, this isn't that difficult.

    if you want to wear a tie, that's fine, but you're going to stand out in a noticeable, and undesirable way. further, i have a feeling that the suits, sportcoats and ties you're choosing to wear -- based on your age -- are going to look like shit. i too am in college, and i work with a lot of students. i see hundreds of students a week. and none of them wear ties. they wear sweatpants, they wear jeans, they wear tshirts or button downs. they do not wear suits. they do not wear sportcoats.

    further, just to preempt your inevitably reply -- i don't care that some people give you compliments. compliments are a horrible metric because most people dress like shit and have no knowledge of fashion. if you want lots of compliments in real life, don't look for advice, or approval, here.
     


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    g transistor Senior member

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    Come on, guys. If anything, wearing a suit to campus is like, the most contextual thing you can do. Think about it: "He's wearing a suit! I'm so wet right now. He means business. Do you think he already has an internship at G. Sachs? Swoon!" We've all seen college fashunz blogs and what makes girls think you're fashionable. It's not a fashunz party and it's most definitely not Styleforum, so who gives a shit if bro thinks a suit is suitable for college?

    I for one am jealous of these dudes. I could never do it myself, wear a suit on campus just cause, but they get all the compliments! Meanwhile I'm at the corner of the dining hall begging for compliments to be dropped in to my R. Plank hat while I wear my Junya and other obscure Japanese brands I'm embarrassed to explain.
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    One time I wore a suit to uni.

    I had a skype interview in the conference room.

    I looked fucking amazing.

    Didn't get the job though .:(
     


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