Back To School
So it’s that time of year where everyone is heading back to school. I, on the other hand, came back to my parents briefly and was feeling a bit nostalgic and thought “hey, I’m gonna do a post and a shoot where I have had every first day of school picture of me ever taken”.
A lot of you are probably just comin’ off Frosh Week, or most likely a lot of you don’t actually go to school, but for those of you who do go to school, I’m gonna give you some tips on what I did on my first day of school this year… and by that I mean, what I did when I crashed Ryerson University Frosh Week.
- Haircut - When you spent the summer tree planting in BC you probably thought your hippy flow was wild and cool, it really showed how free you were. Summer seems to do that to you, gives you a false sense of life. Get your hair chopped. I popped into The Crows Nest on Kensington and got myself a high and tight. Look neat and clean; make a good first impression.
- Backpack - There is only so long in your life where you can wear a backpack before people start telling you to grow up. Take it from me, I bought a backpack and now people are telling me to grow up. To me though, a backpack is a great accessory and all aesthetics aside, you need a place to keep your books. I picked up a Makr from Lost & Found, but that’s cause I had the money for that sweet, sweet Horween leather. If you can’t afford that, then get a Herschel like everyone else.
- White Tee - It was hot and muggy and I wanted to look like I was having fun, not that I was trying my hardest to look cool on my first day of school. Leave your oxfords for class when you wanna impress the Prof, right now all you need is a t-shirt. For the most part everyone else will still be sloggin’ around in their frosh tees and track pants, so you might as well be in the trenches with them, but maybe a bit higher up, cause you’re wearing pants.
- Sneakers - Yet again, leave your bucks at home. This is college not work. I picked up some Tretorns, cause it seems that these are still unique in the real world. Everyone else is still on their Authentics and New Balance kicks. Tretorns are still quite hard to find… at least in Canada.
I’m sure most of you first years have already had your first “College Experience”, but if you haven’t yet then follow my advice and step up your game. Get that College Experience in before you leave in 4 years.