'Oxford/Cambridge University' T-shirts: cool or pretentious? Watch

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What do you think? Would you/do you wear one?
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erm, i don't think they really exist as such for students? + it's sort of stating the obvious.. :p: you do however, see lots of touristy people wearing them!

with regards to owning a college scarf though - i do indeed.. lost mine & it's warm & nice colours.
likewise have some items of college kit, but that's just stash.
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I've seen students wearing them? Or atleast ones that display college names/badges. Still the same principle I suppose.
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I've seen students wearing them? Or atleast ones that display college names/badges. Still the same principle I suppose.
generally, students will wear things with their college on and tourists will wear anything with oxford on it.
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I've seen students wearing them? Or atleast ones that display college names/badges. Still the same principle I suppose.
ah, college stuff, yes. i think that's fairly different though?
& often it's sport splash tops/rugby shirts etc. that are practical, or JCR hoodies etc.

doesn't seem especially pretentious to me, when most unis in the country do it! :p:
& if i'm running out of clothes & wear a college rugby shirt when i'm around at home, it just has college crest & name on.. not 'NB - i am at oxford, hence considerably better than yooo' or anything, so i doubt most people even know..
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Ah i thought it meant just like team shirts and stuff when I said cool, the touristy stuff is not cool but like kit or college stuff is i think.
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the touristy ones - def pretentious for a student....and somehow they seem rather tacky.
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College stuff yep. Uni stuff nope, apart from the colours on one side of my scarf (which is generally turned to the Sidney side - unless I'm down in London in mid-March for a certain event, in which case I wave the blue stripes at the world ). I wouldn't ridicule someone for wearing university clothes though; it's their choice. But it's usually stupidly expensive, precisely because it's aimed at the tourists.
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I can remember a similar thread to this ages ago, and somebody quipped: "You may as well go around in a T-Shirt saying I'm Smarter Than You".
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I can remember a similar thread to this ages ago, and somebody quipped: "You may as well go around in a T-Shirt saying I'm Smarter Than You".
Or at least, I Think I'm Superior To You In Some Way.

To be fair, a lot of companies/clubs/organisations like to display their logos on clothes, but I dislike the Oxbridge merchandise because it just encourages some people to be even more big-headed.

College scarves are fair enough though...they're not too conspicuous.
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I don't see the point of tourists wearing them though!! They don't even go to the uni!!! That's like wearing another school's school uniform..
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I've got a Cambridge hoodie I bought down the market (so not expensive) but I only wear it around my room. It makes me work!
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i want one! just to look at and remember oooooo i'm at cambridge!! :marchmell
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generally, students will wear things with their college on and tourists will wear anything with oxford on it.
With the exception of Blues, where it is, of course, acceptable. Have just seen my new path practical partner cycling around wearing a Blues splashtop, must remember to talk to him more! I'm such blue-tack, it's horrendous

I'm quite tempted by a Cambridge University Medical School hoody/rugby shirt, but I doubt I'd wear it outside Cambridge.
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In Banff I saw smn with a Harvard Law School tee. He was a hunk too. Mondo.
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College stuff is fine in my opinion, though I don't have any personally. I'm still undecided on my uni tracksuit top. It's quite nice and I'll wear it at sports things and around here sometimes, but I don't think I'll be wearing it much when I go home with OXFORD across the back in massive letters! Touristy stuff just looks really bad though - things like those t-shirts with the massive logo on.
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Aye, I have a college hoodie and an 'Oxford University Tennis' hoodie, they're inexpensive and comfortable!
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£23ish for the college scarf (as it is here) is extortionate!!!
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I actually think its fine for tuorists to wear them, cos say if they went to london they'd proberly buy a london t-****, fleece or sommat. But it does seem quite big headed for a student of Oxbridge to wear them, 1stly its obvious if ur walkin around in Ox/Cam with a bag on ur bak ur gonna be a student, so wots the point of a t-shirt that jus shows wot uni u go to? And 2ndly I would suspect som students wear it jus to show off... its quite childish really...

On the other hand I think College clothes are fine cos not too many ppl know bout it, so its not as big headed.
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(Original post by bOdOING2)
I actually think its fine for tuorists to wear them, cos say if they went to london they'd proberly buy a london t-****, fleece or sommat. But it does seem quite big headed for a student of Oxbridge to wear them, 1stly its obvious if ur walkin around in Ox/Cam with a bag on ur bak ur gonna be a student, so wots the point of a t-shirt that jus shows wot uni u go to? And 2ndly I would suspect som students wear it jus to show off... its quite childish really...

On the other hand I think College clothes are fine cos not too many ppl know bout it, so its not as big headed.
hee hee - liking the typo getting blocked by the swear filter!
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