Boarding schools as well as other private educational institutions are often great breeding grounds for high fashion. Driven by their posh surroundings, kids can use a dress code to express individuality in addition to displaying generally great taste in clothing. However, the one trend that needs to be curbed is the 1980’s Snapback hat. Often adorned with an outdated logo of a sporting team, these heinous hats need to be laid to rest. The origins of this movement are unknown, but the trend seems to be popular among two staples of boarding school culture — the lacrosse and hockey communities. The leak from these tight circles to the realm of the “common student” proves that this movement is quickly gaining momentum.
Simply put, the hats are ugly. The color schemes that were once popular in the 80’s and early 90’s are outdated. Potential buyers should also realize that the “old school” logos have been put to rest for a reason. There is also an explanation as to why the hats are often under ten dollars. No one else wants them. Sure, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, but to glorify the taste of a fat, mullet wearing, PBR drinking, Green Bay Packer’s fan is inexcusable.
Finally, the hats convey a false sense of toughness. By simply throwing on one of these hats, the wearer is lulled into believing that he is among the common man. Never mind the fact that my dad is paying thirty grand a year to send me to Deerfield. Pass on this fleeting trend.