How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby Cupidity » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:43 am

Helmholtz wrote:simple rule - if you wouldn't wear it to the prom, don't wear it law school


Matching silk tuxedo-boxers with a magnetic bow-tie.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby ihatelaw » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:48 am

PDaddy wrote:
Renzo wrote:
PDaddy wrote:Geography matters.

This is actually true. I have found that on average, the northeast is one tiny step dressier at all times than the rest of the nation. For events you'd wear a polo shirt to in LA, people wear a button-down, maybe even a sport coat in NY/Boston/Philly/CT/etc.


NY is one of the fashion capitals of the world, and that affects the culture there and in the surrounding states. Chicago is also a big fashion city, as are L.A. and Miami. And even in D.C., with its international flavor and population of high salaried professionals, students care just a bit more about their appearances.

If you're in Ann Arbor, who cares what you wear? You're on your way to the library, the apartment, the gym and the "tavern/bar". But if you're at NYU...Greenwich Village...different story at least a few days a week. You will just feel compelled to dress a little nicer sometimes. And, happy hour in the big cities, which is a big part of law and b-school school culture(s), influences fashion.

Take a look at the movie Hitch, and you'll see what a NY bar on a Friday night with law students looks like. Look at will Smith's style. That's a NYU/CLS/Fordham/'Dozo law student even on a Friday afternoon. Look at Gossip Girl, cuz some students actually dress like that in NY.


I can't tell if you're serious or not.

If you are.... from my experience, 95% of people do not fit your description for school...even on a Friday afternoon. Also, where the hell do you go to happy hour that people dress like Will Smith? I don't know about you, but most of my law school friends and I are far too in debt to be going to places like that...

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby Cupidity » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:56 am

00TREX00 wrote:
Please no t-shirts. You're not a kid anymore --- wear something with buttons.


I'm going to assume this is a flame - if not, please throw yourself off a bridge.


You just don't know how serious we NYC kids take our fashion. (I'm guessing--next year :D )

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby bees » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:59 am

ihatelaw wrote:I can't tell if you're serious or not.

If you are.... from my experience, 95% of people do not fit your description for school...even on a Friday afternoon. Also, where the hell do you go to happy hour that people dress like Will Smith? I don't know about you, but most of my law school friends and I are far too in debt to be going to places like that...


I couldn't tell either. It's gotta be a joke, though. Referencing Foot Locker in the first long post just made it too obvious.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby macattaq » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:17 am

rayiner wrote:Please no t-shirts. You're not a kid anymore --- wear something with buttons.


I guess flip flops are out then, eh? :(

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby $1.99 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:38 am

i am planning on whipping out my high school outfits (abercrombie, hollister, american eagle) for law school as i heard there is a lot of drama and i want to finally be one of the popular kids

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby rayiner » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:09 am

00TREX00 wrote:
Please no t-shirts. You're not a kid anymore --- wear something with buttons.


I'm going to assume this is a flame - if not, please throw yourself off a bridge.


No flame. Just sick of seeing scrubby-ass dudes around the law school. LS isn't UG 2.0, it's professional school. Have some decorum.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby Cavalier » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:13 am

I dress like this:

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:48 am

T14_Scholly wrote:This is probably the most retarded thread I have ever seen.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby brigun » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:00 pm

PDaddy wrote:don't wear houndstooth jackets with patches on the sleeves and smoke pipes or anything.

I'm going to have to rethink my entire wardrobe now.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby Renzo » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:07 pm

macattaq wrote:
rayiner wrote:Please no t-shirts. You're not a kid anymore --- wear something with buttons.


I guess flip flops are out then, eh? :(

UGH. I'm having flashbacks of gross hairy toes and filthy-brown dollar store flip-flops. Barf-o-rama! Go back to the beach, hippie! No one wants to see your hobbit feet!


(sorry... that wasn't really aimed at you. But yeah, lose the flip-flops.)

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby hugoboss » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:14 pm

mac you are my favourite poster on here. i have no clue what any of your posts say though, as i never make it past your avatar. <3 keeley

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby Renzo » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:17 pm

neskerdoo wrote:
T14_Scholly wrote:This is probably the most retarded thread I have ever seen.

That's because in Ithaca everyone just wears an Eskimo suit to school everyday to keep from freezing to death.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby neskerdoo » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:30 pm

Renzo wrote:
neskerdoo wrote:
T14_Scholly wrote:This is probably the most retarded thread I have ever seen.

That's because in Ithaca everyone just wears an Eskimo suit to school everyday to keep from freezing to death.



well yeah, duh

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby JOThompson » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:31 pm

Business casual, IMO. There may be a couple folks at the extremes (sweatpants, "destructed" jeans, three piece suits), but it seems that the best bet is dress somewhere in between.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby Grizz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:54 pm

Punklaw? May I suggest...


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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby JazzOne » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:55 pm

rad law wrote:Punklaw? May I suggest...


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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby atlantalaw » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:48 pm

whatever you do, make sure you wear a tophat. you simply will not be cool without one.

gloves, penny loafers, and a pimp cane are optional.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby 09042014 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:58 pm

atlantalaw wrote:whatever you do, make sure you wear a tophat. you simply will not be cool without one.

gloves, penny loafers, and a pimp cane are optional.


Top hat is not necessary. A fedora will do.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:12 pm

rad law wrote:Punklaw? May I suggest...


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Looks more like dopelaw (aka heroin and meth law).

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby Grizz » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:23 pm

punklaw86 wrote:Hello, I researched this question prior to this post and came up short of a concrete answer. What is considered proper attire for male law students? Jeans and T-shirts, polos and jeans, dress shirt and jeans, dress shirts with a tie and dress pants, or full blown suits?


I suggest a mohawk and bondage pants.

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Maybe add a nice jacket if you're feeling stylish.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby atlantalaw » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:01 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
atlantalaw wrote:whatever you do, make sure you wear a tophat. you simply will not be cool without one.

gloves, penny loafers, and a pimp cane are optional.


Top hat is not necessary. A fedora will do.


a fedora? maybe on the more casual days.

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby cardnal124 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:07 pm

Helmholtz wrote:simple rule - if you wouldn't wear it to the prom, don't wear it law school


Exactly. Blue or orange tux it is.

Seriously though. Wear jeans/khakis that are in decent shape and a shirt with buttons and collar/sweater if you are trying to fit in. And wear non-shitty shoes. And shave and shower everyday (finals week may be an exception for shaving everyday rule).

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Re: How formal ought I dress while attending class in law school

Postby jetlagz28 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:14 pm

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