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Is it ok to wear apparel from a college you didn't attend.

Yes it is acceptable
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No its inappropriate
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Is it ok to wear apparel from a College you didn't Attend?

Postby San Lumen » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:19 pm

I recently went to Boston and bought a Harvard baseball cap very similar to what a student attending Harvard would wear. I thought it would be a great souvenir to bring back from my trip.

I have heard the argument made its inappropriate to wear appeal from a school you didn't go to as it somehow is a insult to those who actually attended and is pretentious. I have also heard its duping people into thinking you are attending or did attend.

I don't see the issue with it though it might depend on the school. Harvard or Stanford is a world renowned institution held in high esteem the world over. It shows you support the university as an institution. I don't think its duping anyone.

What is your opinion NSG?
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Postby Great Franconia and Verana » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:21 pm

I only find it disconcerting when a student from one University is wearing the memorabilia of another university at school.

It is not a huge deal, just a pet peeve.

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Postby Lord Dominator » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:21 pm

I used to have a MIT shirt I would wear all the time, but maybe I could get away with it as a HS student at the time.
Personally it seems kinda silly to limit apparel wearing like that, let people wear let they want.
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Postby Freezic Vast » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:21 pm

Yes, why should it not? Seems like a stupid reason not to.
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Postby San Lumen » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:23 pm

Freezic Vast wrote:Yes, why should it not? Seems like a stupid reason not to.


I am correct in assuming you have no issue with it?

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Postby Freezic Vast » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:25 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Freezic Vast wrote:Yes, why should it not? Seems like a stupid reason not to.


I am correct in assuming you have no issue with it?

No I don't, why should I?
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Postby Pasong Tirad » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:26 pm

No, people shouldn't be wearing clothes in the first place.

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Postby San Lumen » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:27 pm

Pasong Tirad wrote:No, people shouldn't be wearing clothes in the first place.

Pardon me?

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Postby Freezic Vast » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:28 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Pasong Tirad wrote:No, people shouldn't be wearing clothes in the first place.

Pardon me?

It's a joke, something you really need to fucking understand.
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Postby Katganistan » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:28 pm

San Lumen wrote:I recently went to Boston and bought a Harvard baseball cap very similar to what a student attending Harvard would wear. I thought it would be great souvenir to bring back from my trip.

I have heard the argument made its inappropriate to wear appeal from a school you didn't go to as it somehow is a insult to those who actually attended and is pretentious. I have also heard its duping people into thinking you are attending or did attend.

I don't see the issue with it though it might depend on the school. Harvard or Stanford is a world renowned institution held in high esteem the world over. It shows you support the university as an institution. I don't think its duping anyone.

What is your opinion NSG?


Wear it. It's not an insult to be a willing billboard advertising their college, nor is it an insult to show that you admire them through your choice of souvenir.

Is it an insult to wear a John Deere cap without ever having owned any of their farming equipment?

Is it an insult to wear a Steelers jersey, despite not being in the NFL?

People just have too damn much time on their hands trying to police everyone else.

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Postby Kubra » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:30 pm

Students get a discount
wear your MIT hoodie with pride, you paid the full price like a chump
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Postby Katganistan » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:31 pm

Freezic Vast wrote:
San Lumen wrote:Pardon me?

It's a joke, something you really need to fucking understand.

Jokes require several things to successful.
Chief among them is to be funny.

If it needs to be explained that it's a joke, then it wasn't successful.

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Postby Reploid Productions » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:31 pm

Seems kinda silly to wear college-branded stuff for a school you didn't attend, but then I also don't have any college-branded stuff from the college that I did attend, mainly because I just sorta find college-branded clothing silly in general. :P Really, while I may think it's silly, being a fan of a particular college and owning/wearing appropriately branded stuff isn't any different from wearing stuff with your favorite sports team's branding, or stuff with the branding from a particular TV show or video game you like so... you do you?
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Postby Freezic Vast » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:32 pm

Katganistan wrote:
Freezic Vast wrote:It's a joke, something you really need to fucking understand.

Jokes require several things to successful.
Chief among them is to be funny.

If it needs to be explained that it's a joke, then it wasn't successful.

Not my fault every joke manages to fly pass San Lumen's head.
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Postby Kubra » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:32 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:Seems kinda silly to wear college-branded stuff for a school you didn't attend, but then I also don't have any college-branded stuff from the college that I did attend, mainly because I just sorta find college-branded clothing silly in general. :P Really, while I may think it's silly, being a fan of a particular college and owning/wearing appropriately branded stuff isn't any different from wearing stuff with your favorite sports team's branding, or stuff with the branding from a particular TV show or video game you like so... you do you?
yeah college brand clothing is never, like, good. It's just branded.
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Postby Frenequesta » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:33 pm

San Lumen wrote:It shows you support the university as an institution. I don't think its duping anyone.

But how am I, the person on the street, able to tell without asking you?
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Postby San Lumen » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Katganistan wrote:
San Lumen wrote:I recently went to Boston and bought a Harvard baseball cap very similar to what a student attending Harvard would wear. I thought it would be great souvenir to bring back from my trip.

I have heard the argument made its inappropriate to wear appeal from a school you didn't go to as it somehow is a insult to those who actually attended and is pretentious. I have also heard its duping people into thinking you are attending or did attend.

I don't see the issue with it though it might depend on the school. Harvard or Stanford is a world renowned institution held in high esteem the world over. It shows you support the university as an institution. I don't think its duping anyone.

What is your opinion NSG?


Wear it. It's not an insult to be a willing billboard advertising their college, nor is it an insult to show that you admire them through your choice of souvenir.

Is it an insult to wear a John Deere cap without ever having owned any of their farming equipment?

Is it an insult to wear a Steelers jersey, despite not being in the NFL?

People just have too damn much time on their hands trying to police everyone else.

Funny you mention John Deere. I have a John Deere hat. I never once considered it a insult to the company. Your giving them free advertising.

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Re: Is it ok to wear apparel from a College you didn't Atten

Postby 95X » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

When my mother attended my commencement, she bought a shirt there with the university logo on it, and she never attended there. Nothing wrong with that at all.

Also, I have a sweatshirt that's unbranded but because it's a similar color to another major university in the region people think it's that university and ask where I got it. Well, it might not be possible to buy things from K-Mart in the not too distant future, but that's a completely different topic.

Lord Dominator wrote:I used to have a MIT shirt I would wear all the time, but maybe I could get away with it as a HS student at the time.
IMHO, in grade school and high school it's fine, maybe you want to attend there later in life.

Lord Dominator wrote:Personally it seems kinda silly to limit apparel wearing like that, let people wear let they want.
I think there could be two "subquestions" here: 1) absent of a dress code or other regulations, is it OK to wear college apparel for somewhere you don't attend; 2) should there be a dress code or other regulations regarding college apparel on the campus of another college/university?
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Postby Anime North America » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:39 pm

Mate, nobody cares what you wear. If you're late for class and can't find anything else, just throw it on and go about your day.
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Postby Kubra » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:39 pm

Anime North America wrote:Mate, nobody cares what you wear. If you're late for class and can't find anything else, just throw it on and go about your day.
I care what people wear
I judge people who underdress in winter hard. Really hard.
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Postby Lord Dominator » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:39 pm

95X wrote:When my mother attended my commencement, she bought a shirt there with that universities logo on it, and she never attended there.

Lord Dominator wrote:I used to have a MIT shirt I would wear all the time, but maybe I could get away with it as a HS student at the time.
IMHO, in grade school and high school it's fine, maybe you want to attend there later in life.

Lord Dominator wrote:Personally it seems kinda silly to limit apparel wearing like that, let people wear let they want.
I think there could be two "subquestions" here: 1) absent of a dress code or other regulations, is it OK to wear college apparel for somewhere you don't attend; 2) should there be a dress code or other regulations regarding college apparel on the campus of another college/university?

Oh, if we're talking about attending a different college it would be just plain rude to wear some other college's stuff, but I think the OP was about wearing it in general.
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Postby Katganistan » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:40 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Katganistan wrote:
Wear it. It's not an insult to be a willing billboard advertising their college, nor is it an insult to show that you admire them through your choice of souvenir.

Is it an insult to wear a John Deere cap without ever having owned any of their farming equipment?

Is it an insult to wear a Steelers jersey, despite not being in the NFL?

People just have too damn much time on their hands trying to police everyone else.

Funny you mention John Deere. I have a John Deere hat. I never once considered it a insult to the company. Your giving them free advertising.

Is there anyone who hasn't gotten a freebie advertising ball cap/t-shirt/ mousepad/ drawstring tote/ water bottle?
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Postby Darmen » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:42 pm

I wear apparel from Boise State, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison. I've never attended any of those schools. My conscience is absolutely clean. In fact, I have apparel for the school I do attend, but I don't wear it!
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Postby Frenequesta » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:47 pm

Katganistan wrote:
San Lumen wrote:Funny you mention John Deere. I have a John Deere hat. I never once considered it a insult to the company. Your giving them free advertising.

Is there anyone who hasn't gotten a freebie advertising ball cap/t-shirt/ mousepad/ drawstring tote/ water bottle?

Isn’t that a bit of a false equivalence though?

A business giving away freebies to promote their product is just, well, business. A college intends, I think, that most of its apparel will be worn by those actually affiliated with the school. They want to promote their own as representatives of the school.
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Postby Anime North America » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:48 pm

Kubra wrote:
Anime North America wrote:Mate, nobody cares what you wear. If you're late for class and can't find anything else, just throw it on and go about your day.
I care what people wear
I judge people who underdress in winter hard. Really hard.

Haah, that reminds me of this one Thai dude who I went to school with. Every day, he'd bolt from building to building in heavy snow, wearing nothing but a tee-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops. Fun to watch. Too bad he got sick after a week. ^^'
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