Penn students talk shop(ping) October 4, 2016

Ever wonder if you might be a shopaholic, or worry that you don’t spend enough time and effort renewing your wardrobe? Hear how other Penn students approach clothes shopping as they share their tips with you! Do you plan a budget for buying clothes? Mia (E’19): I don’t plan a budget honestly but I do […]



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Fashioning Futures with the Past and Present: Philly Fashion Week Fall 2016 September 27, 2016

Aquilla Harrell never owned a dress form, yet that didn’t stop him from designing clothes. The 23-year-old didn’t allow homelessness to get in the way of his passion either. “I just made it work,” the local designer said of building his brand, Aquilla Savoy. Moved by his perseverance, Philly Fashion Week signed Harrell onto their […]



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Adidas Superstardom April 26, 2016

There was a time when you could tell which hallmate was in the bathroom stall in front of you just by looking at their shoes. This useful skill has become harder and harder to master because of the sudden arrival of Adidas Superstars. All jokes aside, I see people wearing them everyday on Locust, in […]



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Fast Fashion, Streetwear, High Fashion: What’s the Difference? April 21, 2016

f you’re reading this, you probably want to dress well. In fact, I’ll go one step further: if you’re reading this, you probably not only want to dress well, but also care how you do it. This is, of course, a double-edged sword. Once you start caring about how you dress, you open up Pandora’s […]



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Springtime Blues April 8, 2016

As a guy, I’m always very confused about what to wear in the Spring. The last vestiges of winter are beginning to dissipate and every time I step outside in the winter jacket that I held onto so dearly to during the harsh cold months, I can’t help but sweat. Then again, when I step […]



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Manning Up in a World of Androgynous Fashion April 1, 2016

Growing up, how to dress like a man was, for me, never really in question, nor was the existence of that label—”menswear”—as a category. I was to wear a shirt (of waist length), along with some variation on a chino or denim and a sweater (preferably, crew neck). Granted, I could choose color, or pattern, or […]



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Lighten Up! March 23, 2016

Everywhere I look every one is dressed in dark monochromes. I honestly cannot remember the time I listened to a rap song and haven’t heard a reference to being dressed in all black. Don’t get me wrong, I get the appeal: you can dress it up or down, it’s not hard to match — and, yes, […]



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The Recession Beard December 1, 2015

We’ve all heard of the man bun: an alternative ‘do adopted by hipsters that simultaneously gives off vibes of grunge, manliness and sensitivity. Also known as the “bro bun,” “dude bun,” and the short but sweet, “mun,” this iconic knot has defined a generation of men. In 2013, both British boy bands and edgy American celebrities […]



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The Joys of the Men’s Department: My Brothers and Me May 1, 2015

The majority of my childhood was spent fending off the shenanigans of my two older brothers. I was teased by them and was frequently reminded of my baby-like status, as they were four and five years older than me. I was often employed as a source of amusement in my position as the household target […]



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Fashion Meets Comfort: why women should shop in the men’s department March 18, 2015

Girls hate hearing those dreaded four words. The words that strip them of all excitement about their new purchase:  “I have that shirt!” Nothing’s more frustrating than buying a great new top at Urban, only to see every human wearing it on Locust. Be unique. Make head’s turn. The secret? The men’s department. A great […]



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