Let's Hear it for the Boys

Let’s be honest about the majority of the University of Delaware guys that we know. They aren’t the most fashion-forward or the most daring in terms of clothing choices. Our school is centered on sports and Greek life. There are very few guys in the fashion department and very few guys care about fashion. So here’s to the true University of Delaware “uniform” worn by most guys, most of the time. This isn’t to undermine these guys sense of styles because most of the guys I see on campus have it together. There’s something to be said for the guys that know what they’re comfortable in and still look good.

For instance, this guy I spotted outside Morris Library represents most of what I see on a daily basis. He’s wearing leather Sperry Top-Sider shoes, tan pants, a quarter zip navy sweater and a North Face windbreaker. His outfit works because everything is very classic and preppy, but not so in-your-face preppy. Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes have become a staple in everyone’s wardrobe at the University of Delaware, and I can understand why. They’re versatile, easy and smart. You can easily dress them up or down, but they’ll never take away from anything else you’re wearing. In this guy’s sense, his shoes pull it together in a way that most other shoes couldn’t. His quarter zip knit sweater keeps him polished and casual. As I’ve made obvious, I am a big fan of a good, solid sweater in the winter instead of a sweatshirt, and this is a perfect example of how to easily thrown on a sweater in the morning.

I can’t vouch for any other school, but it feels like Newark, Delaware gets hit especially hard with dreary, rainy weather in the winter months. You need to find a rain jacket that works for your lifestyle. If you’re active and a fan of well-known brands this North Face windbreaker might be the choice for you. You know it will keep your dry and you know that your peers will think you look cool. So, consider this an ode to the true essence of our Delaware men; preppy, classic, simple.

Hint: If you’ve always been a fan of styles like this guy’s, but you are more daring or willing to try new trends, a great way to start is with pops of color or cool accessories. Try a leather messenger bag, patterned socks or a beanie.


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