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Where I live a high percentage of the people I know my age (I'm 19) wear tracksuits and Adidas fleece type clothing to college, often finished off with white trainers. I could use the ch-- word but some people may find it offensive so I won't in full. I find this look to be quite tacky (just my personal preference) and have noticed when finding photos online of British people my age that fewer of them dress this way. Of the male students at my college that don't dress like wannabe gangsters, most of the rest dress in the black skinny jeans neo-hipster kind of way, which I'm not a big fan of either.

I much prefer to wear regular fitting blue jeans with a button down shirt or t-shirt to college, but not many of the students at my college dress like this, even when there are plenty of pictures of guys my age dressed this way on the internet. Is there any reason for this?
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The first part is literally me lmao. I find it extremely tacky/chavvy too 😂. I was surprised to see sooo many people dress the same in uni. But I guess people wear them coz they’re comfortable and easy (if you know what I mean)
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Everyone has got there own personal preference of how they want to dress. Just leave them be - as long as you are happy with what you wear
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It's kind of weird because going back a few years, a lot of students at my college dressed in more of a smart casual way.
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It's just what's fashionable in their environment at the moment. People conform to fit in, especially at college age.
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you can't be in 2019 thinking regular fit jeans are popular
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I graduated uni, postgrad, in 2016 and didn't really see that many students dressed like that (if any?). Perhaps it's only a very recent ''trend'' and only confined to colleges, not unis.
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you can't be in 2019 thinking regular fit jeans are popular
It was what most teens and young adults were wearing just a few years ago.
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It was what most teens and young adults were wearing just a few years ago.
maybe like 10 but that's not 2019 my man
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maybe like 10 but that's not 2019 my man
I have broad legs though and so skinny jeans don't either fit or suit me, while tracksuits don't suit my personality.

In general, 2000s fashion = more casual and comfortable, 2010s fashion = more stylish but tighter and less comfortable.
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you can't be in 2019 thinking regular fit jeans are popular
thought every1 was gonna wear jeans to sixth form lool i was the only 1
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thought every1 was gonna wear jeans to sixth form lool i was the only 1
that is sad
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I wouldn't say so, going to uni I expected everyone to be a bit samey samey on the way they dressed but now that I'm here I realised it was a pretty ignorant assumption. I go to a highly diverse uni in terms of ethnicity, sexuality and class, and it shows. You genuinely couldn't generalise people as all wearing the same thing because it's literally the opposite, it's a huge mix.
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Maybe college and university are two different entities in their own right when it comes to fashion. I'm of a broad build and flex my legs a lot so skinny jeans really don't suit me.

Interestingly, I see a lot more people my own age wearing regular jeans when I visit Bath, which is only about 35 miles away by road, or just under 30 miles away by rail. At the same time, most people my age in Swindon, where I live, wear either tracksuits or skinny jeans.
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(Original post by RJDG14)
Where I live a high percentage of the people I know my age (I'm 19) wear tracksuits and Adidas fleece type clothing to college, often finished off with white trainers. I could use the ch-- word but some people may find it offensive so I won't in full. I find this look to be quite tacky (just my personal preference) and have noticed when finding photos online of British people my age that fewer of them dress this way. Of the male students at my college that don't dress like wannabe gangsters, most of the rest dress in the black skinny jeans neo-hipster kind of way, which I'm not a big fan of either.

I much prefer to wear regular fitting blue jeans with a button down shirt or t-shirt to college, but not many of the students at my college dress like this, even when there are plenty of pictures of guys my age dressed this way on the internet. Is there any reason for this?
Okay, you wear regular fit jeans tho.
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you can't be in 2019 thinking regular fit jeans are popular
Well they are available so somebody is wearing them...
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Well they are available so somebody is wearing them...
that's not what popular means is it
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that's not what popular means is it
Popular = Sheep
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Popular = Sheep
oKaY bOoMeR
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(Original post by HoldThisL)
you can't be in 2019 thinking regular fit jeans are popular
Eh? I thought skinny jeans were on their way out and ripped jeans were all the rave now.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5915208


BTW, I see lots of people at my college wearing regular fit jeans.
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