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Monday, August 3, 2020

Fashion

Texas-edition shirts promote versatility


A fast-growing college-life magazine based in Austin has decided to branch out from its usual stories and media concerning Texas universities by creating a clothing line for students.

Study Breaks made its Texas college tees with the versatility of college life in mind, allowing for wear in any kind of setting, whether it be the classroom, the dorm, or a party.

Students who have seen these shirts like the concept but don’t see them as versatile pieces of their wardrobe.

“I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a student before wearing it on campus, but it’s not something I would pay for,” said pre-business sophomore Makayla Gatson.

Even though Study Break wanted to capture the adaptable aspect of a college life, some students believe they haven’t met the mark.

“I’d only wear it to class or maybe to the store,” said broadcast journalism junior Joshua Pegram.

The shirts don’t have distinctions between Texas colleges. The T-shirt color is black, and “college” is spelled with a Texas shape that replaces the “o.” The T-shirts are available in women’s and men’s sizes.

“I do like how to company is trying to represent Texas colleges, but at the same time, there is nothing that sparks my attention about the shirt,” Gatson said.

If UH students want to represent college, they’d rather show their Cougar pride. Not making the shirts display which college a student goes to doesn’t really make them personable, and it will be harder to convince students to wear them.

“I would wear the shirt, but I would prefer if it were personalized for each college,” said mechanical engineering senior Blake Hudson.

Even though UH students acknowledge Study Break’s efforts, their tees aren’t something they look forward to wearing.

“We get enough free UH shirts on campus that I feel are better-looking. Why spend the money, you know?” Gatson said.

These Texas college tees might have a chance to be worn by students who want to represent their state. There are plenty of Texans who love to show their pride, and these shirts can represent that well.

“I know a lot of people would probably wear them, because Texas people have a lot of state pride and will throw on anything Texas,” said finance junior Eric Alexander.

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