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    Just been thinking about sixth form attire for next year (I'm a guy and the dress code is just a suit). I go to a mixed state school (probably worth mentioning its in a relatively wealthy area and is about as private as state schools get), and was wondering if wearing french cuffs and pocket squares would make me look like a knob. I often get made fun of about coming from a comparatively wealthy family, and want to be a little sensitive about this. However I also want to look fly af. Atm I imagine this would be true about pocket squares, but french cuffs and cufflinks would be okay? What do you think?
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    (Original post by George____t)
    Just been thinking about sixth form attire for next year (I'm a guy and the dress code is just a suit). I go to a mixed state school (probably worth mentioning its in a relatively wealthy area and is about as private as state schools get), and was wondering if wearing french cuffs and pocket squares would make me look like a knob. I often get made fun of about coming from a comparatively wealthy family, and want to be a little sensitive about this. However I also want to look fly af. Atm I imagine this would be true about pocket squares, but french cuffs and cufflinks would be okay? What do you think?
    just ask yourself "what would Mr Rees Mogg do ?"

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    (Original post by the bear)
    just ask yourself "what would mr rees mogg do ?"

    :h
    don't you dare compare me to that beast
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    Sorry, that was supposed to be all caps. It seems a little more sincere and threatening now. That works too.
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    (Original post by George____t)
    don't you dare compare me to that beast
    J-Dogg is a sharp dresser tho'

    https://secure.i.telegraph.co.uk/mul...g_2790744b.jpg
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    (Original post by the bear)
    J-Dogg is a sharp dresser tho'

    https://secure.i.telegraph.co.uk/mul...g_2790744b.jpg
    I'm not sure if dressing like 'J-Dogg' is the way to achieve a sense of pretentiouslessness in a state school haha
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    I don’t even know what pocket squares or French cuffs are. What other shape is a pocket? Are cufflinks really everyday wear? I thought people only got cufflinks out at weddings. You’ll probably be fine though.
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    (Original post by George____t)
    I'm not sure if dressing like 'J-Dogg' is the way to achieve a sense of pretentiouslessness in a state school haha
    well if you want to blend in dress like this:

    https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1022...9ccb1359_b.jpg
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    (Original post by the bear)
    well if you want to blend in dress like this:

    https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1022...9ccb1359_b.jpg
    *puts head in hands*
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    (Original post by the bear)
    just ask yourself "what would Mr Rees Mogg do ?"

    What? You mean denounce homosexuality and abortion as abominations and immoral acts?
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    (Original post by trou_noir)
    I don’t even know what pocket squares or French cuffs are. What other shape is a pocket? Are cufflinks really everyday wear? I thought people only got cufflinks out at weddings. You’ll probably be fine though.
    Omg hahaha. I'm glad you know whats going on. French cuffs are the cuffs on the shirts you would wear with cufflinks - where the cuff folds back. A pocket square is just a pocket handkerchief - it goes in the breast pocket.
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    Pocket squares will make you look eccentric if you're under 21 or so.

    Double cuffs are pretty standard nowadays, but the wrong cuflinks can make you look like a real loser. Also, metal ones can be really noisy on a desk.

    But if you are going for ultimate VI Form swag, don't wear a suit. Do the pocket square and double cuffs - but also try cords, a single breasted velvet jacket, and alternate between a bow tie and a cravate.
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    Odds are if you genuinely don't know and have to think hard about your attire at sixth form then you're going to stand out, whether you like it or not.

    Since you mentioned pocket squares, french cuffs and cuff links does this mean you'll be going to sixth form suited? You'll look like a knob. Or are you going in jeans and a hoodie with a formal shirt? You'll also look like a knob.

    Of course looking "fly af" as purely subjective and what is fashion for some people is ridiculous for others. But if you have to put this much effort into deciding what to wear then odds are you care far too much what you look like and what others think of you.

    If you're looking to blend in, then common sense dictates you wear clothing similar to what other people wear. That doesn't mean you won't still look good. Common sense should also tell you that your average sixth form student doesn't ask about wearing french cuffs to college. If you can't glean an answer from this by now, then I doubt TSR has the answers to your fashion woes.
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Pocket squares will make you look eccentric if you're under 21 or so.

    Double cuffs are pretty standard nowadays, but the wrong cuflinks can make you look like a real loser. Also, metal ones can be really noisy on a desk.

    But if you are going for ultimate VI Form swag, don't wear a suit. Do the pocket square and double cuffs - but also try cords, a single breasted velvet jacket, and alternate between a bow tie and a cravate.
    That's what I figured for pocket squares.

    What do you mean by the wrong cuff links?

    Your last paragraph made me chuckle.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Odds are if you genuinely don't know and have to think hard about your attire at sixth form then you're going to stand out, whether you like it or not.

    Since you mentioned pocket squares, french cuffs and cuff links does this mean you'll be going to sixth form suited? You'll look like a knob. Or are you going in jeans and a hoodie with a formal shirt? You'll also look like a knob.

    Of course looking "fly af" as purely subjective and what is fashion for some people is ridiculous for others. But if you have to put this much effort into deciding what to wear then odds are you care far too much what you look like and what others think of you.

    If you're looking to blend in, then common sense dictates you wear clothing similar to what other people wear. That doesn't mean you won't still look good. Common sense should also tell you that your average sixth form student doesn't ask about wearing french cuffs to college. If you can't glean an answer from this by now, then I doubt TSR has the answers to your fashion woes.
    Yh, we're supposed to wear suits. Ok I'll stay away from the pocket square. Alright for prom tho? You might be right about the french cuffs as well.

    I would like to think that its not so much insecurity about my appearance, but more my enjoyment of getting to chose my clothes each day, having been stuck in a uniform for the last 12 years. I would quite like to stand out to an extent, and may wear a Christmas tie occasionally in December for a laugh, but I don't want to come across as having put too much effort into it (and no, the irony is not lost on me).
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    (Original post by George____t)
    That's what I figured for pocket squares.

    What do you mean by the wrong cuff links?

    Your last paragraph made me chuckle.
    Do a google search for "douchebag cufflinks"
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Do a google search for "douchebag cufflinks"
    I am embarrassed to say that I would not know them if I saw them.

    https://www.johnlewis.com/ted-baker-...-blue/p1707828

    I was thinking of buying these for prom and other relatively formal occasions. Are these douchey?
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    (Original post by George____t)
    Yh, we're supposed to wear suits. Ok I'll stay away from the pocket square. Alright for prom tho? You might be right about the french cuffs as well.

    I would like to think that its not so much insecurity about my appearance, but more my enjoyment of getting to chose my clothes each day, having been stuck in a uniform for the last 12 years. I would quite like to stand out to an extent, and may wear a Christmas tie occasionally in December for a laugh, but I don't want to come across as having put too much effort into it (and no, the irony is not lost on me).
    Doesn't sound like you'll get much of a chance to express that individuality if you're expected wear suits at a sixth form. Likewise you aren't going to get that enjoyment of choosing your clothes if you're stuck wearing suits. Sounds like you're going from a regular school uniform to a psuedo uniform if anything. But yes, dressing up for a prom is a totally different matter and you can go nuts for that.

    Honestly speaking, if your sixth form expects you to wear a suit then you're probably not going to get a ton of useful answers here because that isn't the norm for alot of people. Likewise the whole "putting in too much effort" is going to apply compeltely differently to you than it will to other people. In the long run, it's really not a problem worth thinking about though.
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    (Original post by George____t)
    Just been thinking about sixth form attire for next year (I'm a guy and the dress code is just a suit). I go to a mixed state school (probably worth mentioning its in a relatively wealthy area and is about as private as state schools get), and was wondering if wearing french cuffs and pocket squares would make me look like a knob. I often get made fun of about coming from a comparatively wealthy family, and want to be a little sensitive about this. However I also want to look fly af. Atm I imagine this would be true about pocket squares, but french cuffs and cufflinks would be okay? What do you think?
    You'll probably look fine. If it's a wealthy area then I'd imagine quite a few boys will be dressing pretty smart with nice watches and nice cufflinks. I don't think there's anything wrong with french cuffs and cufflinks, they're pretty standard and not particularly noticeable anyway. I don't remember many people wearing pocket squares day to day at my school though. Only really for bigger events and formal dinners.
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    (Original post by George____t)
    Omg hahaha. I'm glad you know whats going on. French cuffs are the cuffs on the shirts you would wear with cufflinks - where the cuff folds back. A pocket square is just a pocket handkerchief - it goes in the breast pocket.
    Oh right! Lol. Well if suits are part of the uniform then cufflinks should be fine. Not sure about the pocket handkerchief thing though. You could surely pick your ties and shirts though right?
 
 
 
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