Teen Mens Fashion/Apparel?

Old Dec 28th, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Teen Mens Fashion/Apparel?

I am studying abroad in a few weeks for 6 months in London, and will be travelling all over Europe. I am wondering what to bring with me as space is limited. Jeans/Khakis/Shorts, Hoodies/Fleeces/Snowboarding jacket(winter/rain)/t shirts, Low nice looking leather hiking boots that are water proof. This is what I am planning on bringing. Any suggestions? I know it rains a lot and weather while I'm there will be 30-80 Fahrenheit and rainy. Mostly I am wondering about the shoes, would something like these be good? Also with the jeans/khakis is it ok if they have the 6-8 pockets all over or should I stick with the classic 4 prockets? I am not trying to look perfect, I just don't want to stand out too much.

http://www.columbia.com/Men%27s-Mast...fault,pd.html#
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Old Dec 28th, 2012, 09:29 PM
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won't matter what you wear you will not stand out in London.The type of shoes you have shown are the sort i wear most of the time,The Columbia brand is quite common in the UK.
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Old Dec 29th, 2012, 12:28 AM
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You could try these

http://tinyurl.com/cnncqgj

Oh wait a minute!! isn't that the exact same pair you looking at? For sale on Amazon.co. UK? Gosh!

OK, please take a little teasing from me Wear what the heck you are comfortable in because who knows you? Who do you expect will remember you 20 seconds after passing you in the street?

Take as many t-shirts as you can because you can easily wash them and they will take most of any sweating and will save you having to wash your hoodies/sweatshirts/fleeces on a regular basis.

This time next year, when you are long gone, do you think anyone will be talking about what you wore

I'd pack trousers with as many pockets as I could but, (sigh) I tend to drag a handbag around with me

Go, have fun, enjoy!
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Old Dec 29th, 2012, 02:11 AM
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I would only say that UK students are much more likely to wear dark clothes than bright colors, that you are likely to need fewer T shirts and shorts than you would need in a spring semester in the US, and that you may need some kind of dress up clothes, depending on where you are studying.

Otherwise, people your age are more likely to want your clothes than put you down for not wearing clothes like theirs.
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Old Dec 29th, 2012, 04:59 AM
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If you are mostly in the UK be aware that shorts are rarely needed due to the weather. Tee shirts are always good for layering.

A couple of things to note:

Indoor temps may well be lower than what you are used to so make sure you have something warm to sleep in (sweats or similar)

You need several pair of waterproofed shows or boots, since once they are wet you really can't wear them the next day. And I would think hiking type boots would be kind of heavy in the warmer weather - vs regular athletic shoes.

Also - determine if there will be any events that you will need a jacket and dress shirt for. Not suggesting a suit - but do look into any activities you will need something better than a sweater.

And in winter you can often get temps lower than 30 in Scotland, parts of England and northern and central europe as well as Switzerland. So be prepared for severe weather at times.
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Old Dec 29th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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"If you are mostly in the UK be aware that shorts are rarely needed due to the weather."

I think you'll find at the first glimpse of sun, Union Jack shorts are de rigueur. The sights you see on a sunny day can take your breath away...
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Old Dec 29th, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Yes, locals may be ready to wear shorts - but people used to higher temps are unlikely to start wearing shorts as soon as the temps hits 60 and it stops raining.
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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The only thing that will really make you stand out is a baseball cap.

Kids in europe tend to dress fairly similar to those in temperate parts of the US - except for more black versus blue - esp in term of denim.
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Well if you are going in a few weeks and will be there 6 months - you won't need shorts or any of that sort of thing. You will be in Europe from maybe Oct to March - right. There won't be ANY shorts weather anywhere in Europe during those months.

And leave the Khakis home-- I don't think I've ever seen a UK student wearing Khakis.

Otherwise - just take casual stuff and you'll be fine.
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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This post is from late 2012, so I suspect the OP has finished his studies and gone home.

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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 12:08 PM
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"I am studying abroad in a few weeks for 6 months in London, and will be travelling all over Europe."

Pack to dress in layers. "All over Europe..." could find you in a varying range of cold and heated temperatures; layers will let you add on or take off what you need to keep you comfortable. Keep it simple and take the costlier things from home (like outerwear) and a few of your other regular clothes. Buy the rest cheaply over there as you need them, which will help make you feel more like the other students (if that matters to you). You can toss what you don't want and keep your baggage down while travelling. Your shoes look good and adequate for the time of year.

Theres a lot of very lightweight outerwear available designed to keep you warm and dry in cold, rainy weather that works for layering (e.g. thin and not bulky down-filled jackets, thin quilted vests, etc.). I'd take that kind of stuff. https://www.frankandoak.com/product/13355
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Ooops... didn't check the dates !
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Old Sep 13th, 2013, 02:02 PM
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oops -- probably topped by an advertiser who has been nuked (Let's blame nytraveler for not catching it first )
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lol ! Actually janisj, when I saw that you'd responded I had no reason to think that it wasn't current...
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teen men can wear t shirts, jeans, shirts and trousers with sporty shoes all suits them
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This thread is over 2 years old.
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teen men can wear t shirts, jeans, shirts and trousers with sporty shoes all suits them
so can a 59 year old men like me whether I SUIT THEM OR NOT I JUST DON'T CARE.
I know the thread is over 2 years old but i was very young when it started.
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You will only need hiking boots if you're planning on country walks on muddy/uneven ground, where a bit of extra tread and some ankle support is necessay. For city streets or parks, you only need the same as you'd wear at home.
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