posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:15 AM
a reply to: Bluntone22
Here's the thing.
School uniforms are a drag. As most British people will tell you, its entirely uncommon for a school to operate without some form of uniform,
everyone dressing in the school colours. Blazer, pull over, shirt, trousers, sensible dress shoes, not sports shoes of any sort, was how my senior
school uniform was comprised. However, many of these things are about as well suited to young bodies as a bullet to the head is suited to long term
health and well being. Blazer arms are always either too long, or eighties short as the young person changes shape, the shirts will always either be
bunched up at the waist, making one appear to puff out like a popcorn kernel under microwave abuse, or alternatively, stretch across ones torso like
an over strained sausage skin.
Some folk will simply never look right in that get up, no matter what they do, and I was one of them. Until my body finished changing shape, no such
thing ever looked right on me. I only looked reasonably well put together in black jeans, black t-shirts, bovver boots and in winter, a coat in
addition to all that. The fact that I was never able to wear anything that suited my body shape, was aggravating, but in all honesty, I had much
bigger problems at school than what I was wearing.
But in the states, most schools do not have uniform codes which I would consider uniform in the slightest. You wear what you want, with relatively
small exceptions, mostly derived from a puritan outlook on life held by the authorities, something that has never been shaken off despite the passage
of time. Seems to me that there is a damned sight more leeway given to American kids about this stuff. The hypocrisy though of the sports kit is
indeed laughable, and from that perspective I can entirely understand your ire.