Q & Answer: What To Wear As A Teacher?

October 28, 2009

Q & Answer: What to Wear as a Teacher?

Jacob Morril writes:

I’m a teacher.  What should I wear?

1. As you know, I’m not rich.
2. I’m 32.
3. I have two kids.
4. I teach physics.

I love this one.  As a teacher, you have a great uniform to tap into and tweak to your heart’s content.

Here’s what I recommend:

  • Some slim-fitting, flattering chinos, like the Uniqlo Vintage Chino.
  • Some tasteful raw blue jeans.
  • Some slim-fitting cords – J. Crew after Christmas is a great source.
  • A few vintage corduroy and tweed sportcoats.  You can get lovely vintage Harris and Donegal tweeds  very inexpensively on Ebay.  Avoid exaggerated 70s styles (super-wide lapels) and you’ll be fine.
  • Plain, well-fitted white and blue oxford shirts.
  • Some boots.
  • Knit ties and v-neck sweaters as appropriate.

Mix at will.