49 thoughts on “And your honest thoughts on Dark Academia?

  1. Anonymous says:

    if i saw some guy wearing this i wouldn’t even notice he’s trying to follow some fashion trend. looks like the exact same shit normies wear in cold northern climates.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i once saw a few girls wearing dark academia clothes and this was in a Mediterranean hot climate. I genuinely thought they were cosplaying Harry Potter for a while.
    All in all it’s cute and pretty though.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am a phd student in engineering and nobody in our department dresses like this. not the students, faculty nor tenured researchers
    nobody in the physics or math department either. why is it called dark "academia"? do people just want to make themselves feel like learned individuals or something?

      • Anonymous says:

        cool, but go ahead and read the rest of the post once you finish putting together the syllables. nobody in academia dresses like this. just start calling it something else.

        • Anonymous says:

          it’s called dark academia because if you lighten the tones/alter the materials, you’d be wearing basic academic clothing.

          stop hyper focusing on the duffle coats and the wool and actually look at the picture.

          noone in your entire department owns a cashmere sweater or an Oxford shirt or pleated trousers, or even flat front slacks?

          you’re shitting me.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s not supposed to be a contemporary academic uniform. It’s an aesthetic based on romanticism/gothicism and a twist on more traditional academia, what professors might’ve worn a hundred years ago rather than today. I’m an administrator at an Ivy and I agree that nobody dresses like this today, but nobody dresses well at all today.

      • Anonymous says:

        fair

        I am also an engineer but when people say academia, they don’t really mean STEM. STEM subjects are known for being full of autists who dress like shit lol.

        the goalposts are seeking asylum in norway, I see

        it’s called dark academia because if you lighten the tones/alter the materials, you’d be wearing basic academic clothing.

        stop hyper focusing on the duffle coats and the wool and actually look at the picture.

        noone in your entire department owns a cashmere sweater or an Oxford shirt or pleated trousers, or even flat front slacks?

        you’re shitting me.

        everyone’s wearing chinos with a polo or button-down. the experimentalist faculty members just wear shorts and sneakers

        • Anonymous says:

          I think you may have fallen into a fashion null zone, anon.

          your experience is not typical of mine, that’s all I can say.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am also an engineer but when people say academia, they don’t really mean STEM. STEM subjects are known for being full of autists who dress like shit lol.

    • Anonymous says:

      where do you live? in Italy most professors dress like this, even the engineering department (maybe they will switch the shirt for a polo)

      • Anonymous says:

        is there an Italian word for people who intentionally misunderstand in a passive-aggressive manner to assert their dominance?
        that’s what

        I am a phd student in engineering and nobody in our department dresses like this. not the students, faculty nor tenured researchers
        nobody in the physics or math department either. why is it called dark "academia"? do people just want to make themselves feel like learned individuals or something?

        is doing.
        and to answer on their behalf i’m going to go ahead and assume they’re American and most people here dress like shit.

        • Anonymous says:

          >intentionally misunderstand in a passive-aggressive manner to assert their dominance?
          It’s called arguing in bad faith aka being purposely obtuse.
          If you ignore them they just feel stupid and crawl back into their holes.

    • Anonymous says:

      Where do you live? DA is like an old world English/New English academic style. It existed somewhere at some point in time. It doesn’t come from nothing, it’s just not where you’re from

  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s a good look, I think. People that see this and think it’s just normal clothes miss the point. It’s basically /tip/ but with darker colors and a slight punk twist. You never wear khaki chinos. Instead of loafers you wear Docs or whatever.

    • Anonymous says:

      lots of newfags ITT. DA is larp shit

      lmao

      it’s called dark academia because if you lighten the tones/alter the materials, you’d be wearing basic academic clothing.

      stop hyper focusing on the duffle coats and the wool and actually look at the picture.

      noone in your entire department owns a cashmere sweater or an Oxford shirt or pleated trousers, or even flat front slacks?

      you’re shitting me.

      I am also an engineer but when people say academia, they don’t really mean STEM. STEM subjects are known for being full of autists who dress like shit lol.

      also lmao

      I think you may have fallen into a fashion null zone, anon.

      your experience is not typical of mine, that’s all I can say.

      >t. non academic

      • Anonymous says:

        >t. non academic
        nta but implying that your 2023 mid west college represents all fashion in all academia in all of time is pretty arrogant and not very logical.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I remember dark academia being a lot different when it started on here, with more focus on being obsessive and self destructive and more unique clothing choices instead of just art hoe trad. Am I delusional or does anyone else remember this?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Would the business and business casual versions look more or less the same? I guess this is already pretty much business casual.

    • Anonymous says:

      how is it larping? they are all basic and classic mens wear pieces.
      im pretty sure you are fat and wear streetwear, little bro.

      • Anonymous says:

        They are larping that they went to prep boarding schools and ivy leagues in the 1960s despite going to public schools and state colleges. Its very cringe, worse than the people who larp as “old money”

        • Anonymous says:

          They are just basic menswear pieces anon, stop being triggered over simple clothes.
          We have reached the stage when it’s considered ‘larping’ to wear a simple sports jacket. Only plastic goyslop allowed for the masses

        • Anonymous says:

          We know. We know. Everyone is LARPing all the time and you can’t wear any menswear unless you went to Harvard or jeans unless you’re an iron worker.

  7. Anonymous says:

    People who hate on this for ‘LARPing’ or ‘cosplaying’ are missing the point. It’s a good style, and works well in cooler climates/seasons.
    Why would it bother you that someone larps as an academic? I suspect its just contrarianism.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s because it was politicized. Back when this first got popular, it got popular on Tumblr and Reddit and it was basically “Trad Collegiate Gothic but BIPOC LGBT” so everyone started hating it. Even now, if you search for it on YouTube or Reddit or whatever, it’s a bunch of fat lesbians who work at Macy’s or something dressing up like they were cast in an Netflix adaptation of The Secret History.

      All that said, it is a good look. It’s just a style to match the collegiate gothic style that’s been a mainstay on Western college campuses for centuries now.

  8. Anonymous says:

    What’s a good peacoat (or similar) for ~$200 or less? I’m looking for a decent winter coat that looks good without really breaking the bank.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s just trad/ivy/prep on a fall palette that Harry Potter larpers call Dark Academia. Nothing wrong with the style in itself, but if you call it DA, I assume you have a tumblr blog with smut fanfic about HP, are overweight and either a female or a tranny.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Looks good but unpractical, I prefer white sneakers that I can put on in 2 seconds and a Carhartt jacket that feels more durable

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