So as a man, I was conflicted with what to wear.....

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  1. OhioMike

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    I am a new substitute looking to build a great report with other teachers. I hope to become a full fledged teacher within 2 years. I was having trouble deciding on my wardrobe and accessory purchases so here is what I came up with.

    Several slacks, blazers, button down shirts + a few ties.

    I figures with several color choices I will be good to go with 1-2 days of subbing a week.

    I had some friends say to not look to snooty dressed but hey, I love the look of blazers with slacks and no tie, it is so classy IMO and I want the other teachers to know that I am serious.


    Do any substitutes carry a messenger bag? I have read sub's should not carry anything but then I thought why not?
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Sounds like a plan! You'll look professional and polished!
    A messenger bag is great...tuck a magazine or the Ailey paper in there for reading at breaks, copies of your resume (you never know!;), some personal care items.
    Good luck to you!
     
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    Nothing wrong with carrying a bag with you at work. The best policy for dress is to go business casual, which it sounds like you're doing. You may find some schools to be more or less formal, and can adjust accordingly.
     
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    Cool substitutes carry messenger bags and ride a fixed gear bike to school.

    Make sure the bag is Timbuk2 or Chrome.
     
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    Blazer and shirt with no tie will be perfect. And yes to the messenger bag.
     
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    So funny ... But also true ...
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol: Those bikes!!
     
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    I only subbed for a month this winter, but it was like I was moving in everyday! I carried my purse, a teaching bag, and my lunch box. Plus it was a terrible winter so I was bundled up. It was quite the haul!
    (I carried a teaching bag with some extras in it, plus I needed somewhere to carry my shoes since we went 89 days straight with at least 1 inch of snow cover :tired:)
     
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    Just as agreeable as the messenger bag is a neat, and well made back pack. Maybe not as trendy to some, but surely practical and capable of handling many situations with ease. Subbing for gym part of the day? Pack in sneakers. Going to be in elementary? Add a couple of appropriate books. Going from building to building? You will have somewhere to put your heavy coat so that it gets to the end of day with you. In HS, most subs wear dress shirt, neat dress pants that can be khaki, comfortable shoes, no blazers, no ties. Sweaters look great if you are convinced the building will be cool enough. Some buildings are incredibly warm in the winter, frigid in the spring, so have some layers. Good luck.
     
  11. OhioMike

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    Thx all!


    Now with 4 colors of Haggar Cool 18's, 3 colors of blazers, and about 19 button down shirts along with 2 wingtips, 1 loafer, and a black casual boot, I am set I think. I will hunt for a bag today. My spending limit is about $40 so hopefully I can snag a deal.
     
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    This is true! :lol:
     
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    Nothing wrong with a well cared for, top of the line thrift store find. No one needs know but you - you have decked yourself out nicely, so some money left in the wallet for lunches would be nice!:)
     
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    Sounds like you're all set!

    Most of the male teachers I'm familiar with wear what you're describing. Hardly ever wear ties :)
     
  15. OhioMike

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    Now if I can figure out my hair....it's horrible. I either wear it burred or spiked a bit on top. I don't wanna look like a rocker while teaching.
     
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    blazer with out a tie looks awesome my dear. try It. good luck to become to full time teacher
     

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