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Looks on Campus: Justin – Texas A&M University


T-shirts and shorts are the staple uniform for most guys in college (they have it so easy), but I love seeing guys who venture out a little, fashion-wise. For example, Justin wears the most eye-catching tees I’ve ever seen!

Sporting a great sense of humor and a geeky, yet fun fashion sense, Justin was the perfect choice for this week’s Texas A&M street style feature. Read on to find out how he takes these super basic pieces and makes them his own.

Justin 101

Men's fashion at Texas A&M University

Name: Justin

College: Texas A&M University

Major: Biochemistry and Bioenvironmental Science

Let’s Talk Fashion

How would you describe your outfit? “It’s pretty basic, I’d say, but in 80-degree Texas weather, a guy does what he can. Just wait until you see my awesome shirt! I got this shirt at Threadless during an awesome sale. I’m also a pretty skinny guy, these shorts are slim fit, which means they’re actually a normal fit for me. The sweater is thrifted. Oh, and these old sneakers were mine since high school.”

Where do you like to shop? “I usually do a lot of online shopping, so if I see something I like or someone else wearing it, I like to look for it on Amazon or other places. I love thrift shopping, something I picked up from my mom, so I usually like to look through vintage stores, too. Oh, I also love Gap. They have great basic stuff that every guy goes for.”

How would you describe your style? “I don’t think I have a description for it – maybe modern, refined nerdy? I mean, I have a whole collection of graphic tees that are very cartoon-y. I also love sweaters and button-ups, but I don’t consider myself a hipster because I don’t do bow-ties. Guys don’t have a lot of choice when it comes to ‘fun’ clothes, so I choose to express my style through my tees.”

Where do you look for inspiration? “I’m a cover shopper, so I get inspiration from featured looks online or look-of-the-day sort of things; I especially love T-shirt sites such as or Threadless tees. Since I’ve wanted to get into shirt making myself, I look everywhere for awesome design inspiration.”

Do you have any favorite pieces? “I actually have two favorite t-shirts I love from Threadless; one of them is a design of a ‘beaker’-shaped Beaker (from the Muppets), and this one I’m wearing that’s covered with cats partying!”

Elements of Justin’s Style

1. The Graphic Tee Surprise!

College street style at Texas A&M - cat print graphic tee

Justin’s outfit indeed is very basic, consisting of an emerald sweater (great for unpredictable weather in April), with an essential t-shirt underneath. In Justin’s case, however, his tee becomes a perfect conversation-starter, thanks to its fun and silly print of partying cats. (He says his favorite cats are the ones making out – see where he’s pointing in the photo?)

2. Beat-up Sneakers

Texas A&M guys fashion - beat up converse

Chucks definitely get better with age! Justin keeps his look casual and true to his refined nerd style by throwing on these classic flat sneakers. Nerdy or not, these timeless shoes are ideal for running around campus in any weather.

3. Square Glasses

square frame glasses

Justin’s glasses certainly complete the “geek chic” look with their square, Wayfarer-style frames. Simple, yet bookish glasses, assuming they’re needed, are a great way for guys to man-cessorize any outfit.

What do you think?

Do you like Justin’s outfit? What kind of graphic tees are you into? Do you have a piece from high school that you still  wear now? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted on on April 20, 2013 / Filed Under: Looks on Campus / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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12 Responses to “Looks on Campus: Justin – Texas A&M University”

  1. 1
    April 20th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I love it! It’s obviously very effortless but it really comes together. The last photo is hilarious!

  2. 2
    April 20th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I live in the very south of Texas and 80 degrees is nothing! last week we reached 100 degrees! shorts and thank tops are must in here.

  3. 3
    April 20th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    He’s the best one yet. I like that he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

  4. 4
    April 20th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I LOVE HIS CAT TEE!!!! So cool lol

  5. 5
    April 20th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Love the tshirt!! At first I thought the shorts kind of looked like those old-school really short basketball shorts but I think his tee and sweater balance it out. And you can’t go wrong with classic converse!

  6. 6
    April 20th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    His Aggie Ring is the perfect finishing touch to a great outfit!

  7. 7
    April 20th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Sooo.. He’s handsome.

  8. 8
    April 20th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Haha, love the cat shirt! Guys need to take pointers from him on how to dress…

  9. 9
    April 20th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Hmmmmm we have very similar tastes in style! :)

  10. 10
    April 21st, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Great outfit ! Gig’em Aggies:)

  11. 11
    April 23rd, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Woo! Reppin’ A&M! Love it

  12. 12
    April 27th, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I agree with Jodie and Caitlin.

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