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What to wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Umichfashionbiz, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Umichfashionbiz

    Umichfashionbiz Member

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    Hello, I have read this forum for quite awhile and have decided to become a member to contribute and take advantage of the great resources the website offers.

    I will be attending the University of Michigan this fall for a fashion business major, and I need the appropriate wardrobe. I live in Florida and have about a $1000 budget for clothes. I really like ralph lauren and tend to dress conservatively with a big hint of my own style. I just need to open up to new fashions and incorporate new items and shoes into my wardrobe. Links and prices and help from you seasoned fashion gurus will be much appreciated.
     
  2. Tomasso

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    I will be attending the University of Michigan this fall for a fashion business major, and I need the appropriate wardrobe. I live in Florida



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  3. Jetta

    Jetta Well-Known Member

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    Your best bet is to wait until you are there to shop, since fashion will be different in FL than MI. If you are used to FL fashion, you will be very surprised when you get there [​IMG] As a transplant to FL, the fashion here compared to my native NJ is very, very different.
     
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  5. Umichfashionbiz

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    Thanks, but why should I wait until I get there, I mean, khakis and oxfords and polos will be fashionable wherever I go, and I am not going to totally conform, that's just the way I am
     
  6. atalante

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    years ago i made the same transition, from florida to western mass. you have no idea how much you'll have to prepare. j.crew, ll bean are your friends. long underwear will be your friend. patagonia also. cover your head, wear scarves. scarves are fun, actually.

    i'm sure there are plenty of great coats from yoox or others, too...
     
  7. Umichfashionbiz

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    Ya, when I went to New York, I loved wearing scarves, so J. Crew and Ralph Lauren will be good choices?
     
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    Ya, when I went to New York, I loved wearing scarves

    Don't you wear scarves in Fla.


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    Ya, when I went to New York, I loved wearing scarves, so J. Crew and Ralph Lauren will be good choices?
    Definately.
    I'd really suggest a good ski jacket or heavy leather jacket
     
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    Prepare to freeze! Stock up on sweaters and shirts you can layer. Layering is the key to winter warmth. Buy yourself a parka for the dead of winter, a leather jacket, and something in between. Spring for a decent pair of boots for the winter. LLBean has lots of good options. Check out the possibilities at Sierra Trading Post. They often have great deals on everything from wool socks to duffle coats from England.
     
  12. Umichfashionbiz

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    Wow Stax, where did you find those? They are trendy and show some school spirit
     
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  14. Toiletduck

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    Go blue!

    Umich alumni here. Fashion business major? I didn't know we offered that at our school....is that in the art school? I don't think we have too many fashionistas in our school...Fashion in michigan is kind of..boring. If you really wanted fashion business you would have done better off in new york I believe..heheh.
     
  15. Umichfashionbiz

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    Tolietduck, you're from Umich? And I'm kinda forming my own major...If i can't pull off fashion business, I'm doing business/linguistics and I'll just take some fashion electives, but I definitely want to go into the fashion industry for business. Clothes are just too fun, lol. What are some of the trends you saw at Umich?
     
  16. Toiletduck

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    trends?...its the typical college frat/sorority clothing.

    which roughly translates into abercrombie.
    lots of sweatpants and hoodies.

    its not exactly that trendy over there at all. many kids wear their pajama pants to class. its that casual.
     
  17. mensimageconsultant

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    Hi,

    It's hard to give recommendations without knowing what you look like and what items you already own.

    Given your major, you're probably right to become a bit more fashionable.

    A few ideas (in addition to those you've already been given):
    A very casual blazer
    A cashmere sweater
    Dark blue designer jeans (see the Streetwear forum)
    Bluefly
    Zappos, if you're comfortable buying shoes online and risking a poor fit
     
  18. Umichfashionbiz

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    Thanks for your help, you say a cashmere sweater? Can those be found at J. Crew and Ralph Lauren? Those are the major stores I plan on purchasing clothes from for my upcoming school year. I think I can mold it well, and a good casual blazer? Where can I get this? Ralph Lauren? J. Crew? And you wouldn't find me in a classroom with pajama pants on, lol. Never in my life. Even though it's a laidback environment, my appearance is crucial.
     
  19. CoryB

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    Thanks for your help, you say a cashmere sweater? Can those be found at J. Crew and Ralph Lauren? Those are the major stores I plan on purchasing clothes from for my upcoming school year. I think I can mold it well, and a good casual blazer? Where can I get this? Ralph Lauren? J. Crew? And you wouldn't find me in a classroom with pajama pants on, lol. Never in my life. Even though it's a laidback environment, my appearance is crucial.

    Both of those stores will have all you need; they sell all the basics. Cashmere sweaters might be hard to find in Florida especially during the summer time.
     
  20. Matt

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    a thread over in streetwear extolling the virtues of the pea coat. I lived in Melbourne for years - which is no Michigan but is plenty cold enough for me - and loved that thing. J has a great one a general consensus that the military issue/army disposal ones are the way to go (and one guy living in a military town with thrift stores full of them for five bucks) edit - btw welcome to SF
     

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