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I'm going back to university this month, and thought I would dress a bit smarter than I did as an undergrad (jeans and hoodie). I'll be in some lectures with masters and other PhD students and don't want to come across as a posh stuck up idiot for dressing smart (am female btw). Is this worry unfounded and just go in what I feel comfortable in?

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I'm going back to university this month, and thought I would dress a bit smarter than I did as an undergrad (jeans and hoodie). I'll be in some lectures with masters and other PhD students and don't want to come across as a posh stuck up idiot for dressing smart (am female btw). Is this worry unfounded and just go in what I feel comfortable in?

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wear a roadman tracksuit to emphasise intellect xddd
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I'm going back to university this month, and thought I would dress a bit smarter than I did as an undergrad (jeans and hoodie). I'll be in some lectures with masters and other PhD students and don't want to come across as a posh stuck up idiot for dressing smart (am female btw). Is this worry unfounded and just go in what I feel comfortable in?

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You might not want to be the guy wearing a suit when all your colleagues are wearing jeans and a t-shirt. But, you can wear a pair of trousers (not necessarily black) and put a casual shirt with it. That way its smarter than scruffy jeans and a t-shirt, but you don't stick out like a sore thumb. Maybe try smart-causal as opposed to all out smart wear.
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You might not want to be the guy wearing a suit when all your colleagues are wearing jeans and a t-shirt. But, you can wear a pair of trousers (not necessarily black) and put a casual shirt with it. That way its smarter than scruffy jeans and a t-shirt, but you don't stick out like a sore thumb. Maybe try smart-causal as opposed to all out smart wear.
Yes I should of clarified - smart casual, not a full on suit! Thanks for the input
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The PhD students at my uni dress worse than the students!!
Just be comfortable
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The PhD students at my uni dress worse than the students!!
Just be comfortable
Ha, ha. Yes, this is true. During my HND graduation ceremony the head of Computing, Science, Technology and Engineering was wearing jeans and trainers underneath his robe
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Top: Something durable and easy care with a chest pocket so you can have a nice neat line of pens. e.g. poly-cotton polo shirt
Bottom: Black combat trousers - again easy laundry & lots of tactical pockets.
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
I'm going back to university this month, and thought I would dress a bit smarter than I did as an undergrad (jeans and hoodie). I'll be in some lectures with masters and other PhD students and don't want to come across as a posh stuck up idiot for dressing smart (am female btw). Is this worry unfounded and just go in what I feel comfortable in?

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Clothes are the shackles of an illiberal society. Cast them off and feel the freedom brush against your skin.
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
I'm going back to university this month, and thought I would dress a bit smarter than I did as an undergrad (jeans and hoodie). I'll be in some lectures with masters and other PhD students and don't want to come across as a posh stuck up idiot for dressing smart (am female btw). Is this worry unfounded and just go in what I feel comfortable in?

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You should check what some senior academics wear for guidance.

https://thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2018...l-video-113007

(In other words, it doesn't matter... )

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You should check what some senior academics wear for guidance.

https://thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2018...l-video-113007

(In other words, it doesn't matter...)

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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
I'm going back to university this month, and thought I would dress a bit smarter than I did as an undergrad (jeans and hoodie). I'll be in some lectures with masters and other PhD students and don't want to come across as a posh stuck up idiot for dressing smart (am female btw). Is this worry unfounded and just go in what I feel comfortable in?

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Gown and mortarboard at every lecture, its compulsory.
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A lot of the time I wear a dark tshirt and a black Jean with a black coat on top and I look very smart despite of how much more casual and comfortable they are
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Go in dressed like this
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Go in dressed like this
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mandem on the wall i see youuu
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