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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Bought a navy trench coat, kind of scared to wear it in school


I'm in high school, it will be last year and I decided ot buy a coat, it was cheap, waterproof, quite warm and fits well. but I think it has a negative reputation especially in schools. I'm tall and I usually wear button-downs and chinos unlike most others that wear sweatpants and hoodies. Now with a trench coat I would look even more "overdressed" and I don't really have a lot of friends so it might look creepy to some people. I don't want to look like an outsider, but at the same time I don't want to wear what others wear, just because they wear it. What are your thoughts?

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Wear it. Doesn't look creepy to me and you'll be the best dressed.

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They look good on skinny/tall, if you've got the assets why not.






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They look good on skinny/tall, if you've got the assets why not.
I'm 196cm and weight 95kgs, tallest in the classroom.
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If we were in the time before The Matrix came out I would say it's probably a bad idea but since it's come out you may as well go for it.
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I'm 196cm and weight 95kgs, tallest in the classroom.
Yup that's definately trenchcoat territory.






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Doesn't look very school-shooterish to me. Not enough leather or chains, has a belt, etc. Reminds me of Inspector Gadget. Looks pretty sharp in fact. I'm sure you'll catch **** for "dressing up" though. Can't win with these folks.
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as long as you wear something underneath it lol


wear it out of school and decide if you like it. then if you like it wear it wherever you go.

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to me that looks a bit like a nazi uniform.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 02:26 AM
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I think that coat looks quite nice, if a bit flamboyant-looking maybe. I once used to like military coats bought from Army surplus shops. But one of the reasons I stopped that was because I thought they looked far too showy, more than some other non-military coats such as smart wool winter ones, which can be like that as well.

I am glad though that there was a uniform at my school, even into the 6th form (except on the few non-uniform days for charity, and at weekends, it being a boarding school). Having to decide what to wear every single day would have been a nightmare, back then. Oh and incidentally, dark blue/black duffel coats were part of our uniform, presumably something to do with the climate which is typically colder in winter than southern Britain.

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Wear it. Deal with the reactions. Social phobia exposure, yo
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I honestly don't think you'll get any reaction because of it so if anything happens don't blame it on the coat. Plus it's outerwear so you're not wearing it all the time.

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I used to wear one (A trenchcoat. Not this specific kind) to school in my teens but that was well before all the paranoia and BS with schools these days. I'd not do it. If you have SA anyway, any altered perception your peers have of you in the negative direction cannot do you any favors.

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That did not have a good impact on me in school. I didn't get negative reactions from the stuff I wore. Just typical bullying types of things that were more general. It didn't really make my SA worse but it sure didn't help. Exposure is BS.

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That one doesn't look bad - it's the old army ones that look ridiculous. I had a very close friend when I was a teenager that wore one when we were young. He would get around in it with dirty jeans and bare feet - it was an act of rebellion, a pathetic one of course.

Now he's a rich, middle-class scientist - and very much a part of the establishment.
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