College Fashion For Guys – 2011 Summer Fashion Tips – Fashion Styling Courses.
College Fashion For Guys
- An educational institution or establishment, in particular
- One providing higher education or specialized professional or vocational training
- the body of faculty and students of a college
- an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
- (within a university) A school offering a general liberal arts curriculum leading only to a bachelor’s degree
- College (Latin: collegium) is a term most often used today in Ireland and the United States to denote a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution and in other English-speaking countries to refer to a secondary school in private educational systems.
- Make into a particular or the required form
- manner: how something is done or how it happens; “her dignified manner”; “his rapid manner of talking”; “their nomadic mode of existence”; “in the characteristic New York style”; “a lonely way of life”; “in an abrasive fashion”
- make out of components (often in an improvising manner); “She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks”
- characteristic or habitual practice
- Use materials to make into
- (guy) an informal term for a youth or man; “a nice guy”; “the guy’s only doing it for some doll”
- A man
- (guy) ridicule: subject to laughter or ridicule; “The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house”; “The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher”; “His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday”
- People of either sex
- A figure representing Guy Fawkes, burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes’ Night, and often displayed by children begging for money for fireworks
- (guy) an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
52.25… fashion (backward)
If the magazines are telling me to wear "antique persimmon" I’ll head for the hunter green. Skirts this season are supposed to be 24 inches? Mine will be 37. If the fashion column in the newspaper dictates that spaghetti straps are IN, I am SO outta there. Makeup is decidedly dramatic this year? The industry will have to make do without my dollars. I am a highly functioning dysfunctional fashionista.
It wasn’t always like this, though. I grew up normal. Or at least what passes for normal in the United States. At age 15, Barbie was my role model, and Seventeen magazine was my bible. I’d lock myself in my room devouring every article I could on how to make myself more beautiful, and in the bathroom- with six people banging on the door for their turn- I’d wile away hours trying on samples of makeup from the department store, and plucking my eyebrows until the middle never grew back (the shape they are now is the shape I thought I wanted at fifteen). I filled three scrapbooks in eighth grade alone with pictures of clothes I wanted, the wearing of which would surely open doors for me into the rarified social circles I craved. And, of course, catapult me into the arms of whatever boy I was infatuated with at the time.
There was only one tiny little problem. I’m fat. Oh, and just in case that isn’t bad enough…. I’m also tallish, short-waisted, long armed, long necked, have thigh bones 5 inches longer than average, bat-wing upper arms, feet that are shaped like a duck’s, a short forehead, and best of all- the legacy of some unknown Danish ancestor- I inherited the dreaded (shudder) "Larsen Hips!". That last one is a fashion-buster for sure. Whatever the average hip measurement is for your height and weight, you can add 10 or 12 inches onto that for every single one of my cousins, my sister, and my paternal aunts. As an aside, I’ll admit that through my life I’ve discovered that a number of potential suitors kinda like the hips ("Darlin’… you have the perfect hour-glass figure" one of them cooed while in a romantic embrace, "it’s just a little late in the hour"), but the fashion industry is not so enamored.
So my optimistic tendencies were sorely tested when I tried to turn my scrapbook dreams into teenage reality.
Now in the mid-1960s when I was at that impressionable fashion age, there were only three retail modes available to the fat child. You could shop in the "fat lady shops", where you would find- in those days- dresses more suited to an old-fashioned grandmother than a high-energy, boy-crazy teen. (those stores are MUCH more fashion-friendly these days) You could adopt the then-newish "hippie" look with its lack of bras and low-slung jeans… neither one of which was particularly flattering- or comfortable- on my soft and buxom torso. Or- and this was what was easiest to find- you could buy some version of the appropriately named "tent dress" whose most teen-visible advertisement was singer Mama Cass Elliot of the popular Mamas and the Papas. Oh I would have given anything to have a voice like Mama Cass, but my fashion-envious heart would have crawled into a cave for eternity rather than don a garment that looked like six strapping guys could bed down in it after a long day’s hunt.
So for lack of a better option, I started sewing. Learned to adapt the styles I loved to the lumpy bumpy body I had, and wore things that were as close to what I was seeing in the fashion pages- and what my teen friends were wearing- as I could possibly manage. No matter that mini-skirts looked ridiculous above fat knees; my friends wore them in high school and so did I! I did finally break down and wear jeans and t-shirts in college…. but otherwise I made what I needed. And that’s how I merrily proceeded until I was almost finished with my undergrad degree. Two things circa 1975 changed the way I’ve dressed ever since.
First came a fateful day when, for some reason I cannot fathom now, I was wearing too-tight bluejeans, a horizontal-striped white and magenta t-shirt, had accidentally dyed my hands purple in the theatrical scene shop (I was minoring in drama at that point), and a hideous bright yellow parka… something I’d bought for cheap in a second-hand shop. I think it was Easter Sunday, too, because my mother was meeting me at my dormitory to take me out to dinner. She’d apparently arrived early, and when she saw me approaching she literally gasped…. and announced haughtily that she had certainly not raised me to look like a fat clown. I remember being angry at the time, but also horrified and depressed when I got up to my room and looked in a mirror… and could see exactly where she was coming from. I made a firm vow to myself that night to dress more flatteringly, and to never squeeze my fat thighs into pants again. I don’t know that I always manage to dress flatt
Youth Culture – Skinheads 1968-1971
Most people think of the 60s as the era of the Mods, then Flower Power and Hippies. The Hippy era though was mainly a middle class rebellion against middle class values. Many working class young people found they could not identify with it. They never had the middle class lifestyle to rebel against. Whereas Mod embraced the consumer society, the Hippy movement, although later much commercialised, itself rejected it. These working class youngsters had nowhere to go.
The Skinhead fashion for men evolved from the Mod fashion earlier in the sixties. The original Skinhead fashion was smart style derived from the American Ivy league fashion, although unlike Mod fashion, which was an ever changing scene, the 60s Skinhead became a uniform.
The late 60s and early 70s Skinhead took elements of Mod and was a clear evolution from it. The look was smart. Short hair was a brave statement in the late sixties, when most young people wanted to grow their hair long. The original Skinhead was not completely shaven, but had a short, smart haircut. The inspiration may have been a combination of the college boy haircut favoured by the Mods and military style haircuts. A new hero was emerging on our TV screens in 1968 and 1969, the American astronaut. Their short, smart haircuts were the complete opposite to the Hippie style.
By 1968, the Skinhead look comprised short hair, a button-down shirt, or sometimes a Fred Perry instead, Stay Prest trousers or Levi 501s, brogues or boots with an army-style shine on them (often not Dr Marten’s for the 1968 look). Sometimes a suit was worn, often a classic Mod style tonic suit with narrow trousers and lapels, the complete opposite of the flared jeans preferred by the hippies. Ties were narrow, usually striped. Sometimes a cardigan replaced the suit jacket.
The button down shirt was often a Ben Sherman. Skinheads wore gingham check, sometimes other check patterns, or plain Oxford cotton. Ben Sherman struggled to keep up with demand and alternatives from Brutus and Jaytex were also available in similar styles. Fred Perry shirts were also worn by Skinheads in the 60s.
Skinheads wore Crombie overcoats, favoured by gangsters such as the Krays, but smart and expensive. Alternatives were fly fronted gabardine Macs or sheepskin coats. The look was grown up and smart. Very definitely not hippy.
Doc Martens were originally associated with anti-social and rebellious teenagers, skinheads, punks, rock music and heavy metal music fans. During the 60’s, however, Doc’s began to appear on rockstars and celebrities, and soon they became a mainstream brand within the fashion industry. In the 2000’s, Doc’s are now widely worn across the globe.
Dr. Martens is one of the most idiosyncratic and recognizable brands of footwear in the world. With absolutely no spending on advertisement, the brand has become a well-known and fashionable design.
During the 2010 Fashion Show in New York in April, the Doc Martens 14-Hole black leather boot won two fashion awards; one for the ‘most popular men’s footwear in latest fashion’ and the other for ‘best counter-cultural footwear of the decade’.
Sta-Prest (intended to be pronounced as "stay pressed") is a brand of wrinkle-resistant trousers produced by Levi Strauss & Co., beginning in 1964.
These products are marketed as wearable straight out of the dryer, with no need for ironing. The trousers were especially popular among British mods of the mid 1960s and skinheads of the late 1960s (as well as among traditionalist skinheads and mod revivalists of later decades).
Vintage pairs of Sta-Prest trousers have become collector’s items. Other companies, such as Lee and Wrangler, produced similar styles of trousers during that same period. Lee’s version was called Lee Prest, which came in similar colors and patterns as Sta-Prest; although they were much slimmer and tapered. Decades later, Merc started marketing a brand called Sta Press.
Skinhead was not Mod, since it was much more of a rigid dress code. The Mod look was ever changing with the mood of the Mod fashion of the time. The later 1979 Mod revival, turned the Mod fashion into more of a uniform, but in the 60s being Mod meant you needed to change your look frequently to stay in fashion. Skinheads had no such problem.
Probably one of the most important parts of the skinhead uniform. Back in the first wave (around ’69), about any kind of leather lace-up boot would work. After being classified as weapons, the style became Doc Martens because they were comfortable as hell, came in good colors and were quite durable. Today, the most popular colors are black, red, and oxblood (a d