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Old 10-01-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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I know that this question may be a little intrusive, and I sincerely apologize if it is.

However, last fall a girl in my university decided to regularly wear short sleeves and jeans when it was 45 F outside, and then kept on complaining that it was too cold. Well, if the weather feels cold shouldn't you be wearing something warmer. Either layer up or stop consistently complaining that its too cold outside . Seriously, you are an adult and should be responsible enough to know that 45 F typically demands a sweatshirt.

The same thing happened in March when a guy dared to wear shorts in 50 degree weather and whined that he needed pants a couple minutes later. I think its silly for girls and guys alike to under dress when its chilly outside, not Fashionable or Manly. Tell me what all of you think.
Who is stupid enough to wear summer clothes in winter, and then complain that they're cold?! These people are not worth your attention and the time it took to type out your OP.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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On my lunch I saw a college aged student wearing jeans and a bulky winter coat. It is 77 and sunny out.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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On my lunch I saw a college aged student wearing jeans and a bulky winter coat. It is 77 and sunny out.
Yes, there are those who wear furry winter boots in warm spring weather. That seems to have more to do with showing off fashionable boots than dressing appropriately for the weather.

....whatever.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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On my lunch I saw a college aged student wearing jeans and a bulky winter coat. It is 77 and sunny out.
There are some weirdos at the other end of the spectrum too. The same statement I used for under dressing in cold weather applies here too. I saw the same thing happen literally minutes ago.

Its 80 something and sunny with humidity in NJ, and this lady decided to wear a fleece jacket while jogging outside in the afternoon. Her face was completely red, she was panting rapidly, and it looked like she was about to overheat.

In conclusion, Dressing inappropriately for the weather does not only make you look stupid, it also poses potential health hazards.

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BTW, I am wearing Jeans right now, but with a lightweight T-shirt on top to stay cool
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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Could be many reasons:

For the first time, mama isn't dressing them, or driving them to/from school so they don't need heavy clothing

Perhaps they can't afford warm clothing, but how do they afford school?

Oftentimes they're drunk/on drugs, which throws off their "theromostat" Many people are perputally "pickled" they wouldn't wear a coat, boots, etc if you chased them down with such

They think they look "geeky" wearing a hat, boots, etc, like anyone cares?

The main answer---they aren't cold, so why should anyone else give a d***?
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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I am 28 and I have never liked coats. Once I got to junior/senior year high school and I had more leeway I would hold off on wearing a coat until the I couldn't stand it anymore. My mom was not too happy about it, but she couldn't do anything about. Of course I tolerate them in the extreme middle of winter but usually by April I am no longer wearing a coat to work. I just hate it being cold enough for a coat in the morning but too hot for it in the afternoon so you have to lug it around and then taking it on a crowded bus. No thanks. I wear short sleeves 90% of the year, especially at work where it can be pretty toasty in the winter.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:27 PM
 
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On my lunch I saw a college aged student wearing jeans and a bulky winter coat. It is 77 and sunny out.
That would be me.

I'm cold more often than not (poor circulation issues stemming from a medical condition) so I'm usually the dork in a heavy sweatshirt/coat and jeans when it's relatively warm out.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Good thread! I often wondered about this.

I live in a part of town where are no fewer than 3 universities and 1 college within one square mile of my house ... so there are always hundreds of college students walking around. It could be late November and 37 degrees outside and these kids are outside in shorts!

I discussed this topic with my good buddy Professor Robert, who teaches at Drexel. He says that when college kids are away from home and their parents, dressing like this is a way they assert their independence.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Farnworth, Lancashire, England
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Don't know if there's an element of this in the US but here in the UK, particularly in the colder northern cities, when it's freezing, and the girls are in mini skirts and boob tubes, it's a case of 'I'm hard me, I'm invincible, I'm tough' and, of course, as a red-blooded male you know you're getting old when you just think 'you'll catch your death of cold, dressed like that'.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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I think a main reason is they want to feel desired, as most people do. In their own minds they think they look more desirable when wearing less.
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