It’s been five years since I looked in the rearview mirror to see my college campus for the last time. I drove away from everything I knew but what I didn’t realize is I left a piece of my heart in that little college town of Oxford, Mississippi. I’ve always been drawn to pieces that conjure memories from those few years spent with friends and peers. I blame nostalgia for my unwillingness to “let go” of those varsity memories; however distant they now seem.
Over time, I’ve certainly circled back to my collegiate uniform: varsity jacket, chinos and low-tops. I’ve added a few upgrades along the way to keep it fresh and modern but, overall, not much has changed (except maybe learning how to finally manage my curls…). Tossing a varsity jacket over a well-worn knit and a pair of khakis is the perfect balance for simple tastes and dapper minimalism. The key to this look is keeping it as “clean” as possible – no frills, no “trendy” accessories, no shock value. Going back to a uniform never felt so good…
What did you wear in college? I’d love to know!
21Men Jacket / 21Men Sweater / 21Men Chinos / Converse Sneakers / Caravelle Watch / Puravida Bracelet