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Alright fellas, so you’ve officially decided you want to rush, what’s your next move? You need to dress the part like you are already in a fraternity. The better you dress, the more fraternities will want to snag you. As dumb as it sounds, the way a person dresses tells a lot about them. One thing you always want to remember, there is a FINE line between a Guido and someone Greek.
Tip number one, LOSE THE AFFLICTION. No one wants to see you wearing that this isn’t jersey shore. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of fraternities out there who typically recruit juicehead affliction wearing guys, but the chances of ending up in one of those are slim. Now, I will get you an item-by-item guide on how to dress yourself.
Shoes: This is probably the most laid back part of “dressing the role.” You can wear typically anything your heart desires and you wont get much shit for it. Remember though, Sperrys are definitely an eye grabber, chicks love em, and guys looking for recruits will be impressed with them. Don’t buy knockoffs; just go for the real deal they last a while and typically range from 60 to 80 dollars.
Spring/Fall/Summer: This is when the sorostitutes wear their finest dresses, mini skirts, and tank tops that mommy and daddy probably wouldn’t approve of. So, with that being said, you need to look ready to slay. Upon going out, typically you want to wear something that says I’m here to party, but your not trying too hard. Some very nice places to get this kind of clothing are; Brooks Brothers, Polo, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Express (depending on your location), Vineyard Vines, and lastly Lacoste. I also recommend a pair of sunglasses Ray Bans, Oakleys, and Knock Arounds are all a hit. All of these places have great selections for you to look your best. No matter what you hear, Abercrombie is not frat, neither is Hollister, neither are ripped jeans, so leave those at home for your little brother.
Winter (depending if you have winter): So the girls have brought out the Uggs and the scandalous leggings. You definitely need to stay warm, but look flashy at the same time. NUMBER ONE RULE OF WINTER FRATTING, LOSE THE LETTERMANS JACKET. No one wants to see what sports you played in high school, and you will be made fun of, I’m sorry. Everyone now-a-days has a Northface or Columbia jacket so snag yourself one and stay warm. Jeans, or khaki pants along with a nice sweater or button up will bring in the attention. Always consider a blazer.
Formals/Date Parties: Now, depending on the theme of the date party you might have to dress up. For example, my fraternity had a social titled: “CEOS and Office Hoes.” Now the name says it all, so we all wore nice button up shirts, with even slicker ties. Always have a large selection of ties, dress pants, and blazers. Oh, and chapter will be formal so be prepared for that.
Now you have learned the basics on how to dress, there are some side rules you might want to follow as well. ALWAYS, and I repeat ALWAYS wear a belt. No belt= Sloppy mess. Hats are acceptable whenever. A watch is a very classy accessory you might want to look into as well. It seems like there are many rules on how to dress yourself, but its not that much remember you are going to benefit the most from this. Frat Hard my friends.