For students, looking the part is very important. After all, you don’t want to roam around a campus looking like a scally, or something below your best. It would be wrong to say that people would judge you on your style, but your clothes can certainly tell your fellow students a lot about the way you carry yourself, whether it be high-maintenance with designer labels or being laid-back with an emphasis on comfort.
The Student Review is looking to see what clothes the students of today are rockin’, and for this edition, we spoke to Dan Fitt-Palmer to get a male perspective on what trends are cool with students right now!
Dan: “Starting at the top, I like to wear plaid shirts, generally in black or red. I think they’re comfortable, they’re warm, and they look good too! I like those made by Criminal Damage, and you can find these shirts in Liverpool city centre at Grand Central/Quiggins. That being said, I also wear regular fitted shirts, again mainly in black for more formal occasions; TK Maxx and Next are good places for shirts like this.
“One thing I do like wearing is a tie. I feel that wearing a tie always makes you look smart, and they suit all occasions from general wear to work to a night out. I prefer skinny ties, which Burton and Debenhams have a good range of.
“When it comes to coats, there is a specific design that I like. I have a specially fitted black coat, which I ordered from China, so this is one item that you won’t find many students wearing around the campus! I like it because it’s slim fit, which is a style that I feel suits me. It’s warm, and looks neat and tidy too. I also sometimes wear coats made of faux leather, and there are all sorts of shops which sell these.
“Down below, I like wearing slimmer trousers, so it’s skinny jeans for me. I have a quite slim figure, hence why I wear slim-fit clothes, so skinny jeans compliment my build, plus they are suitable for both casual wear and nights out. I’m happy to wear either black or blue, and Peacocks have a good variety of skinny jeans. I’m also happy to wear straight-leg type jeans, but contrary to the student prototype, you won’t find me wearing baggy jeans!
“Finally, as far as my footwear goes, I like wearing Converse shoes. They’re casual and easy to walk in, and again they suit different situations, whether it be a night out or a special occasion such as a party. I also look for smart leather boots, in black generally, and the type which stop at the ankle. Topman and Next are good places to shop for these types of shoes.
“Overall, when it comes to my clothes, people that I know associate me with dark colours and the slim fit style, but I also emphasise comfort and the versatility of when I can wear certain items – all without compromising whatever the latest trends might be, and looking neat and smart of course!”
What do you think of Dan’s style? Are there any items that you like, or are there areas where you could suggest improvements? Let us know in the Comments section below!
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