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Who decided that this is acceptable?

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Who told college students that it is acceptable to wear dress shirts (always French blue) with ties (yellow or navy), shorts, and flip-flops? I suppose that they should be commended for at least wearing long sleeve shirts, but a tie with shorts? Dear God. I've seen this twice in the last two school days.
 

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College students are the worst. All of the vacuousness of high school students without any of the restraint.
 

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All of the vacuousness of high school students without any of the restraint.
Ha.

I can't wait to no longer be a college student.  I hate college students.

edit: I do not consider medical students to be "college students".
 

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(orbitingio @ April 18 2005,18:01) All of the vacuousness of high school students without any of the restraint.
Ha. I can't wait to no longer be a college student. I hate college students. edit: I do not consider medical students to be "college students".
I am a college student right now, but I'm working my GPA up in a community college, so my concerns with other people's clothing are a bit more pressing. If the 55 year old non-trad student one row up's stretch pants break I might have to deal with the ensuing avalanche. And there's always the threat of that guy who's probably pushing 30 and wears some sort of "COLLEGE BEER LOL" (today's selection: "Take life with a grain of salt." courtesy of Jose Cuervo -- thanks, CoolDad.) type shirt every single day ever vomiting on my shoes or something.
 

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Who told college students that it is acceptable to wear dress shirts (always French blue) with ties (yellow or navy), shorts, and flip-flops?
The JCrew Catalog, Spring 2005, gave them permission to do that. Actually they weren't paying attention. If they did, they would have worn blazers too.
 
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i remember visiting at friend at Virginia Tech in 99 and being mortified by the look they were passing off as semi formal there.

Navy blazer, white shirt, rep tie - very trad but all fine - worn with cargo pants.

Who decided that was acceptable?
 

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Who decided that was acceptable?
The JCrew catalog featured this look on their front page. Seriously. The models wore the same blazers but different colored cargo shorts.
 

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i remember visiting at friend at Virginia Tech in 99 and being mortified by the look they were passing off as semi formal there.

Navy blazer, white shirt, rep tie - very trad but all fine - worn with cargo pants.

Who decided that was acceptable?
Abercrombie, in 99, at least... Don't know about now...
 

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I like to wear shorts with blazers and ties around my yard, but never to school or around town.
 

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I think the blazer with shorts can maybe be done within one hundred yards of a beach, but the tie kills it.
 

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Well if you live in a J. Crew catalogue (which is my dream incidentally) I think there's alway a beach within a hundred yards or so.
 

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Well if you live in a J. Crew catalogue (which is my dream incidentally) I think there's alway a beach within a hundred yards or so.
Quote from Zgat Survey 2004 New York City Shopping: J.CREW "Conservatives" Crew-sing for the "perfect preppy fix" of "well-done", "white-bread" T-shirts, chinos, belts, sweaters, bathing suits and flip-flops gush "if I could die in a clothes store, it would be" in this "orderly, appealing" chain; "mellow colors" and "nice styles that stick arouund for more than one season" evoke "a drive through the country in a convertible with a dog in the backseat, a scenario that cosmopolitan style-mavens call a "snoozefest"; N.B. a new branch has opened in The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center. Perhaps things are starting to make sense....
 

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I remember pulling a blazer, turtleneck, bermudas ensemble in boarding school- not a pretty sight.
 
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I think the blazer with shorts can maybe be done within one hundred yards of a beach, but the tie kills it.
if the weather is warm enough that you are at a beach and wearing shorts, why on earth would you need a blazer?
 

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I was going to school at Virginia Tech in the late '90s and it was a sartorial wasteland, even moreso now.  I think it's the case at most colleges.  

There's a tendency to want to dress "preppy" without the obvious grooming and comfort sacrifices involved, so here comes this look.  

I think it's abhorant.  At least buy some topsiders or blucher mocs if you're doing the look, for goodness sake.
 

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