Hello, my name is Max Paddock. I am from a small, resort town in Western New York, but I am currently studying entertainment arts at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. I am a very sensible and practical shopper, so I will be dedicating most of my articles towards writing tips on how to have a realistic fashion sense.
As a small town boy, being trendy and fashion-forward was not necessarily normal; the atypical fashion from where I am from is wearing mudding work boots, ripped jeans and a holey flannel. Granted, there is nothing wrong with this fashion sense considering most of them are farmers and construction workers, but it is certainly nothing fashionable in comparison to what I wear.
I have a signature look; I wear bow ties. I am an artist and believe in dressing for success, but I can’t necessarily wear a suit and tie while I’m painting. So I resorted to bow ties, and have been wearing them for about five years now. “But, Max, that is so dated. Why don’t you try something else?” You see the issue is that there isn’t a lot of practical fashion trends for teen boys and young men. Fashion-wise, boys are limited to only a handful of options. You have the relaxed “Yeezy” look with the long T-shirt and frayed shorts, but that is too messy for my taste. From the silky gym shorts and T-shirt to the more hipster button down with a big hat, boys don’t have many options to wear. That is why I decided to write with CollegeFashionista, to give tips on sensible fashion choices for young men.