As an alumnus and fan of style in general I was very happy to find a huge collection of Bowdoin College
images in the Google/Life image archive
. In the early days of this site I even featured one of my favorite photos
, thinking that it would become a recurring theme. It was cool to think about my old college in such stylish terms.
Last Friday I was reading the student newspaper online and learned there is a new student fashion blog in the style of the Sartorialist, called Bowdoin Style
. The images are terrific, and I love the idea of promoting style on campus.
When I went to Bowdoin I loved dressing up for class and of course parties. Maybe it was a bit out of place at the time, but I had as much fun thinking about the different blazer and loafer combinations I would wear as I did at the party itself. Even during the day it bothered me somewhat that people would show up to an English class in sweatpants. Now, I realize the importance of comfort and the allure of sweats when you go to school in Maine, but college is an opportunity to try many things and it was frustrating that experimenting with personal style wasn't one of them for many students.
So it's comforting to see that not only that the students still care about style, but someone is there to document it and share it with others.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from Bowdoin Style
For good measure, here are a few more full color pictures of Bowdoin students from the Google/Life archive. Can some of my southern correspondents like Trip or L.A.S. comment on the hunting gear? Guns are totally out of my wheelhouse.
Also - if anyone has that vintage "B" sweater floating around I would give my left arm for it.
Labels: bowdoin, clothing, Maine Style