As the semester pushes onward, most of us have stopped caring what we wear to class (or what we wear to the dining halls, or the libraries, or what we look like altogether). But for the faculty, this doesn’t seem to be an issue. Professors at Columbia have their own style, and we at Bwog are impressed. Phoebe Newton brings you Bwog’s latest installment of style guides. This week: a look into what your professors are wearing.
You know the Professor we’re talking about. The one who saunters into your 8:40 wearing a pristine pantsuit, a pair of fashionable-yet-reasonable shoes, and wild hair. You wish you could model such aesthetic and academic beauty. But alas, you can only dream. (And since it’s 8:40 in the morning, you do.)
Want to dress like the charming middle-aged prof who teaches your English class? We only wish we could rock New Balance sneakers like he can.
We all have that one professor who seems to be a bit too preoccupied with the “good old days.” A few even go as far as to resurrect the schoolgirl look. (These tend to be the professors who tell you to call them by their first name, or that “Mrs.” makes them feel old.) If you want to re-live your school girl days, too, we recommend ankle or knee length skirts and heavy sweaters. After all, if he knows what your ankles look like, he knows what your knees look like. And if he knows what your knees look like, well, then he knows everything.
Last but not least, there is always one professor who is just strange (though in a purely endearing way). Some deviate from their lecture plan to spout off anecdotal stories about pretty much anything. The only thing more entertaining than these vignettes is their interesting mix of fashion choices.