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Old 06-25-2019, 06:35 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I see it all the time around here. Don't most schools still sell shirts/sweaters for fundraisers? Adults buy them to support the local school and the kids.

I wouldn't say it's "fashionable" though
I've never heard of that before, and I sure didn't buy anything like that when our 3 kids were in high school. In fact they didn't either.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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So is it fashionable to buy high school gear.
No, has never been.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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It is not even fashionable if you were in high school, lol.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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When you're a parent of sports kids, it's more of a school pride sort of thing, plus, this-is-where-my-tax-money-is-going. lol.
I wear our colors proudly.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:11 AM
 
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Yea, I have to agree with most. I don’t get the appeal of wearing high school apparel after high school.

I can see if it was a shirt I still had from back then, like an old PE shirt, that I could still fit into (funny to even think about). I would wear it around the house doing chores, or maybe run errands but that’s the extent of it.

Maybe I’d buy for a fundraiser to support the school, but again, I’d wear around the house or for errands.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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I've never heard of that before, and I sure didn't buy anything like that when our 3 kids were in high school. In fact they didn't either.
Maybe it depends on location. I went to a small rural school, things like friday night football were a big deal. Everybody went and everybody wore school gear.

I remember selling shirts for the marching band and volleyball.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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I've never heard of that before, and I sure didn't buy anything like that when our 3 kids were in high school. In fact they didn't either.
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Maybe it depends on location. I went to a small rural school, things like friday night football were a big deal. Everybody went and everybody wore school gear.

I remember selling shirts for the marching band and volleyball.
Yes, pretty popular in a lot of rural communities. HS events, sports events, in rural communities is sort of the community gathering and support thing. People who went to school there, their own kids go to school there, grand kids, etc. Everyone knows the administrators, a few popular teachers, the coaches are popular, etc. At that, they buy the HS apparel to wear for HS events, and even town events like a local parade.
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:17 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Yes, pretty popular in a lot of rural communities. HS events, sports events, in rural communities is sort of the community gathering and support thing. People who went to school there, their own kids go to school there, grand kids, etc. Everyone knows the administrators, a few popular teachers, the coaches are popular, etc. At that, they buy the HS apparel to wear for HS events, and even town events like a local parade.
We have three high schools withing a mile in our city and their football games are well attended by the students and parents of players, but that's about it. The community really isn't into high school sports.

None of the 3 schools is old enough to have parents that went there. The oldest was opened in 1993, the next 1997, the last in 2008, so the first graduates are now only about 43, 39, and 29.
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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So is it fashionable to buy high school gear, like t-shirts and sweaters at age 30 and up? I recall seen younger people wear sweaters with their high school graduation year. Also, I saw one person wearing a high school sweater in the gym, and the idea came then. I want to buy a high school sweater, but I dont want it for the gym, I want it to wear outside, I just wonder if there is an age limit because I cant recall anyone older than 30 wearing it outside the gym or a school event. Thanks.
High school WAS college for me, although, as good a time I had, I would not "rep" this school because:

1.) I am not that enamored by my alma mater
2.) No one outside of my area will know where the school is, or anything about it
3.) It had its own time, which is now past
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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So is it fashionable to buy high school gear, like t-shirts and sweaters at age 30 and up? I recall seen younger people wear sweaters with their high school graduation year. Also, I saw one person wearing a high school sweater in the gym, and the idea came then. I want to buy a high school sweater, but I dont want it for the gym, I want it to wear outside, I just wonder if there is an age limit because I cant recall anyone older than 30 wearing it outside the gym or a school event. Thanks.

I think some of this depends upon your local. I am originally from the North East. Following HS graduation, for the college bound, ANYTHING High School was uncool. Still is.



In the Midwest, Hope Coming is a big deal. People of any age wear HS gear. They also put decals with the team's mascot or the schools name on their cars.
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