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Re: law student attire

Postby jh2L » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:25 pm

People didn't get super dressed up at my school this year, but they were more dressy than most people in undergrad (ie. nice jeans & shirts, dresses, skirts, nicer pants rather than sweatshirts/sweatpants). I sort of like it because I enjoy dressing nice & all that & its nice not to feel stupid wearing a skirt/dress, I think its because everyone is older & prob. feel they have to be more professional in law school. But there were also guys/girls that would wear t-shirts & jeans.

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Re: law student attire

Postby Go Bears » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:36 pm

jh2L wrote:People didn't get super dressed up at my school this year, but they were more dressy than most people in undergrad (ie. nice jeans & shirts, dresses, skirts, nicer pants rather than sweatshirts/sweatpants). I sort of like it because I enjoy dressing nice & all that & its nice not to feel stupid wearing a skirt/dress, I think its because everyone is older & prob. feel they have to be more professional in law school. But there were also guys/girls that would wear t-shirts & jeans.


Which school?

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Re: law student attire

Postby katiebth » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:00 pm

I got sick of sweating my butt off walking around Manhattan in a full suit, so I sat in on some classes in NY and was fine with jeans, nice shoes, a fitted t-shirt (grey or a deep colour), and jacket... Seemed fine (the jacket made it work).

As for my personal wardrobe, I used to dress quite well (my closet has racks of great clothes, more on the conservative side), but then I started working... After a week of work my supervisor pulled me into her office and said I should change my wardrobe and come to work as I would go to class (read: as a normal Hawaii college student, complete jeans, a shirt, and flip flops/sneakers). I think it was a self-esteem thing (I overhead her saying my clothing made her uncomfortable, that it was too formal... Seriously? I would wear a nice skirt, shirt, and pumps!). Regardless, I went out and bought some shirts from Gap, after a year of working with her the style stuck... Now when I pull out items from the back of my closet people make comments... I can't wait to move and get back to my clothing roots (sans comments).

As for LS - I will mix it up, old school me, but also Jeans/Jacket kinda thing...

Main rule of dress- no crack :-)

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Re: law student attire

Postby JusAbstinendi » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:19 pm

I'll be tuxin' it every day.

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Re: law student attire

Postby Colt45 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:18 pm

On the flip-side, you could be remembered as an impersonable, uptight stiff if you flaunt your tuxes everyday. Hell, if its hot, I would consider wearing a wife beater.

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Re: law student attire

Postby Omaha2006 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:50 pm

Serious question:

When you are in law school are you allowed to rock a backwards new era fitted? Like is there something against hats?

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Re: law student attire

Postby OperaAttorney » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:14 am

Colt45 wrote:On the flip-side, you could be remembered as an impersonable, uptight stiff if you flaunt your tuxes everyday. Hell, if its hot, I would consider wearing a wife beater.


Cosigned.

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Re: law student attire

Postby chiller » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:27 am

There's one guy at my school that wears a wife-beater to class. In addition, he raises his hand a lot with a plethora of hypos for the professors. The entire class enjoys his attendance.

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Re: law student attire

Postby coolkatz321 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:32 am

Corduroy jacket with the patched elbows ftw. Of course, that'll be going over a t-shirt and jeans :lol: . Then again, I'm still another full year off from law school...attire for senior year, no doubt!

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Re: law student attire

Postby hkm6315 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:52 am

Main rule of dress- no crack :-)

I'm severely upset about this. I was going to go all out crack this year, but I guess I am going to have to tweak my wardrobe a bit.

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Re: law student attire

Postby scoop » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:03 am

some people even wear pajamas

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Re: law student attire

Postby jh2L » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:47 am

Go Bears wrote:
Which school?

case.

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Re: law student attire

Postby Mel » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:34 pm

Undecided83 wrote:
SoftBoiledLife wrote:...jeans, shorts...


Jeans & shorts are fine, but stay away from JEAN-SHORTS!!


What's wrong with jorts? They look fine to me. I don't understand these random nonsensical changes in style. Humans.



chup wrote:
thedogship wrote:It's true - and all the pathetic intentional battery, trespass to chattels, and conversion claims you make subsequently will fall on deaf ears as people's first question will be "Did you or did you not have a good reason to wear that tie today?" Rule 1: Prateck ya neck.


FALSE: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/11/fashion/11CODES.html?_r=1&scp=33&sq=ties&st=nyt&oref=slogin

Seriously though, anyone else a big fan of the tie + jeans look? If someone asked me, "Did you or did you not have a good reason to wear that tie today?" my answer would be "Yes, I had a good reason. Because it's baller. Now leave me be, peasant."

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I dunno but that just looks plain stupid to me. You either wear the full casual set or you don't. Don't mix two things that don't match or you look like someone who doesn't know shit. Just my personal opinion.

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Re: law student attire

Postby Str8As » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:17 pm

IMO people should try their hardest to distract classmates by dressing like the odd man out.

lol...j/k :wink:

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Re: law student attire

Postby Bentley9 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:30 pm

Traditional class dress at my college for males is a blazer and a tie. It is not a requirement, but close to 50% of the guys do it. In addition to respecting tradition at the school, I think maintaining a professional environment in the classroom is an admirable goal. However, despite wearing coat and die to class in both high school (required) and college (not required), I plan on dressing down for law school to avoid the "tool" label which might be appropriate if I was the only one in class doing such. Furthermore, I do not think that "dressing up" (suit, coat&tie) is absolutely necessary depending on your profession. For example, the real-estate lawyer down the hall from where I work rarely sports a tie and my dad is an orthodontist and he wears a short sleeved collared shirt to the office everyday.

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Re: law student attire

Postby Omaha2006 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:55 pm

Wow you wore a tie to undergraduate? I wore a backwards hat and sweatpants everyday. I respect you, sir.

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Re: law student attire

Postby JusAbstinendi » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:57 pm

What's wrong with jorts? They look fine to me.


They look terrible. And I get the feeling a disproportionate amount of children & unsophisticated people wear them. That's partially why fashionable people steer clear of NASCAR hats, too.

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Re: law student attire

Postby Nick~ » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:01 pm

The disdain here for any level of dress beyond jeans and T-shirts is incredible. If you were born ahead of the fashion curve and were wearing jeans and ties before those pretty boys in GQ, then kudos: you sure have me beat. I don't know jack about fashion and I've been sporting the same black Skechers, blue jeans, and leftover American Eagle T-shirts from high school for years, but now I'm making an effort to make myself at least presentable -- polos, casual button-up shirts, sweaters, and so on. It's less about being cool and more about looking like I'm older than fifteen.

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Re: law student attire

Postby JusAbstinendi » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:17 pm

The disdain here for any level of dress beyond jeans and T-shirts is incredible.


I agree. It's laughable, really. Wifebeaters are awesome and ties are toolish. I'm not sure whether I'm going to law school or a Dukes of Hazzard set.

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Re: law student attire

Postby gengar » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:25 pm

I can't imagine dressing beyond jeans+T-shirt or at most a casual polo. If I wanted to have to dress up every day, I'd just keep on working where I work. :)

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Re: law student attire

Postby JusAbstinendi » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:09 pm

I completely respect people's choice to dress casually. I sense, however, a gonzo reverse-elitism, the supporters of which demand people dress down--or risk being labeled a tool.

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Re: law student attire

Postby mntcgolf08 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:02 pm

I think you can impress more people by dressing down. You will look like you don't care what anyone thinks, and in some ways, that is one of the goals of a 1L. Just shower regularly and you will be more than fine. :P

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Re: law student attire

Postby crm » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:04 pm

jgarr wrote:I don't know why anyone would 'dress up' for class. I'll be sporting the mesh shorts as far into winter as possible.


+1

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Re: law student attire

Postby r6_philly » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:14 pm

I will be wearing jean shorts, t shirt, dirtbike goggles if I ride to school, with black and white tats on one arm and colored tats on the other. My hair is past my shoulders and probably has some color in it, braided in corn rows. I think I am going to be "that guy". Always have been. 8)

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Re: law student attire

Postby LvingLegend » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:26 pm

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I will wear this every day. Just change up the colors once in a while.




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