The Natty Nittany
Mike. Photographed in Atherton Hall.
It’s hot outside – something foreign after surviving this semester. There’s no reason to abandon fashion in favor of that “tan” you’ve been working on all weekend though. Mike exhibits the beauty of simplicity perfectly on this gorgeous day. A blue oxford and a dark colored pair of chinos (they’re not pleated, don’t be afriad!) is always a winning combination when it comes to casual campus wear. His sneakers match flawlessly (Onitsuka Tigers anyone?!) and by tucking in the shirt he elevates the outfit to a totally new level of class. Rolling up the sleeves and keeping the collar unbuttoned keep things very casual all the while. Looking closer one should note the belt. It’s a very understated piece – perfect for the simplicity motif that runs throughout Mikes outfit. He’s even equipped with a classic pair of wayfarers to stay cool in this humidity. It might be a little dressy (it’s not a tee and jeans), but we’re growing up. Shirts aren’t just for formal occassions anymore, guys. Take a lesson from Mike and ditch that Ed Hardy for something a little more timeless.