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« DoolyNoted wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 01:24 PM »
Friends in New York don't believe me when I tell them about the Nike shorts/leggings/Ugg boots combo in winter. I had to send a picture; and all I had to do to get one was turn around. They got a laugh.
One said it looked like somebody threw all their clothes in the air and just put on whatever landed closest together.
Surely they know it's not acceptable dress anywhere else, though. They don't wear that stuff outside of campus, or at least the state I hope.
« rbc0004 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 01:20 PM »
just saying- croakies are the most convenient and practical piece of fashion i've ever owned...
« sld7979 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 12:48 PM »
"We" can do better? I think "we" are doing just fine. If you are personally opposed to the fashion trends at Auburn, (leggings, Nike shorts, Costas, etc.) then sweetheart, you picked the wrong school! Welcome to Auburn University, home of class, southern charm, and of course the 2010 National Champions. Better yet, welcome to America, where you have the freedom to publish your opinions and we have the right to dress however we chose. I am truly sorry that you chose not to partake in the Greek community, your choice, but the majority of Auburn does and we love our style! P.S. I would be upset too if I had to wear high school and organizational t-shirts instead of the cute ones with the pointless pockets, no hard feelings :)
« weagleweagle wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 12:41 PM »
Wow, someone not in the Greek community writing an article "making fun" of us. I am sure I could very easily write an article about the dress of your group of friends but I don't because I have better things to do with my time than attack a group of people, of which I obviusly don't hang out with. The fact that The Plainsman would even allow someone to write this article is amazing. I am sure if I was to write an article making fun of the GDI, EMO, Gothic, or pseudo-journalist dress it would not get published. If you had addressed the dress of these groups I would not be writting this response or to your managing editor but you choose to attack the dress of one group of people and I honestly find this lack of professional journalism disturbing.
« au0021 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 12:38 PM »
Hilarious! Thank you Kelly. When I first saw these outfits I actually thought it was some kind of freshman hazing joke. Glad you didn't let the fratties escape the harsh spotlight of reason. However, you neglected to mention the awkward, just above the knee length khaki shorts, standard issue loafers, and pastel colored polos. I guess it's the off season for that though, we'll see the outfit again when warmer weather comes. To those who are offended; stand proud, don't let anyone's harshly accurate assessment of you impact your need to conform (even if the standard to which you conform would be laughable in any other U.S. state). Keep rocking those leggings ladies, for every hater there is an equally suggestible clone of yourself who will think you're the coolest!
« jpop18 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 12:26 PM »
Obviously the people most irritated by this article are the most frequent offenders. I happen to be an out of state student, and during the first few weeks of classes I noticed these insane fashion "trends." No one said you needed to dress business casual for class, but jeans are a very comfortable and a much less hideous option. If our professors are expected to dress well than we can show a little respect for our university and education by donning something other than PJs.Kudos to you Kelly, for writing such an honest article. Trust me, you're not the only one who thinks we can do better.
« morghanne wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 12:23 PM »
I think this is hilarious. I understand being tired and wearing leggings to class if you have to get up early, but are the Nike shorts over the leggings really necessary? Can you not invest in some cute tunic shirts? I understand this is not New York and everyone is not going to look like they just stepped off a runway, but taking pride in one's appearance is a good thing! I have lived many different places and have to say I got culture shock when I started at Auburn. The Nike shorts "uniform" was something I had never seen outside the gym or on a person exercising. It is true that not only those in the Greek community stick to this dress code, I know several people that have no Greek affiliation who do this. Personally what bugs me the most is wearing cute winter boots with baggy tshirts and frumpy sweatshirts... but hey, it is a free country.
« jamboud wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 12:22 PM »
Will you marry me?
I don't think anything you said was out of line. Your "attack on the Greek community" (hardly, there's a distinct, recognizable appearance that the vast majority of the Greek community is more than willing to stay true to) was completely justified. A story like this is understood to be targeted at a majority and NOT every single member of the group. I'm sure she has friends in various sororities and fraternities that don't adhere to this style.
...really, I think I love you. Would you like to stereotype together sometime?
« au-tigers wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 12:16 PM »
Agree on all counts. Some guy at church had the sunglass/croakie thing on the other day with a suit. The whole time. Looked ridiculous.
Nothing wrong with any of those items of clothing, but there's a time and place for everything.
« aca0016 wrote on Thursday, Jan 27 at 12:15 PM »
The only people crying or offended about this articles are the ones who have no sense of individuality and don't know how to take a joke. I'm in a sorority and I don't take it as a personal attack because it is true...look around you. Did you think wearing a massive t-shirt with just leggings and your Ugg boots was cute in high school? No, you didn't so don't lie. You are following the trend like everyone else did when they first got here.
I think this article is an INCREDIBLE piece of literature and it finally is saying what the majority of Auburn's campus thinks. It is not a crack on the Greek community but more an obvious observation of the majority.
Love it. Absolutely love it. War Damn Kelly Tsaltas
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