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April 27, 2006

Spring fashion 101

by Pratik Bhandari, Page Editor
So as the weather outside climbs into the seventies, we here at Silver Chips Online have realized that trench coats and earmuffs are no longer very wearable. Unfortunately, resident Silver Chips fashion expert Alex Hyder is bogged down with AP tests and actual work in his classes, so the editors pushed - I mean gave - the assignment to the second snazziest Silver Chips staffer: me.


Spring is a celebration of the reemergence of life, so I suggest bright, bold and vivacious shirts with floral prints or the like. The secret behind Hyder's immense success as a ladies man can now be yours too. Hawaiian tee-shirts are especially desirable this time of year, and will make you seem even more so.
Pratik and his muscle-tee. Christopher Consolino
Pratik and his muscle-tee.

If you still feel too hot though, another great option is the muscle-tee. They make a great statement. After being featured hundreds of thousands of times in commercials, music videos, and most of all, on "Cops," nothing says, "I'm from the country," quite like the muscle-tee. And if you've got something to show, it doesn't hurt with the ladies either. Besides, Germantown's far enough away to be considered the country anyway, right?


In this sultry, humid weather, shorts are definitely the best choice for your lower body. Make sure you wear something that has breathable material and is comfortable. You'll be spending a lot of time outdoors now and the last thing you want on your mind is chafing.

For those of you who plan on getting some football action in over the summer, I suggest nylon shorts. They're light, durable, and most importantly, washable.


As we all know, accessories make the man. Without the right accessories, you could very well be the laughingstock of your class! Make sure you have these important add-ons to look, as Kanye would put it, "extra fly..."


When you're worrying about what to wear, don't wring your hands, ring your hands! Nothing says class, sophistication and "I'm richer than you" quite like having a hand full of rings. We all know that rich people get away with crazy fashion trends (see Donald Trump, Hollywood stars, any rapper ever). If you're poor, you're nuts, but when you're rich, it's called being "eccentric."


No school outfit is quite complete without the 2 X 3 inch card that saves you from administrative harassment. Don't leave home without it, or your wallet will feel the pain... The ID can go from fashion drain to super glam, just wear color-coordinated lanyards that make bold statements, such as the inventive "MBHS SENIOR" variety.


For the metrosexual hidden inside, nothing could be more important than the man-purse. The long-awaited male version of the ubiquitous female accessory is infinitely useful for storing anything and everything. No more room in the wallet to store those eyebrow tweezers, oh-so-hot sunglasses and that portable mirror? Just dump them all into your man-purse and go.

Oh and ladies, prom is coming up soon and I still don't have a date, so if you want to go out with a fashionable guy, you know where to find me...

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  • Mimi on April 27, 2006 at 10:43 PM
    Good job Pratik!

    Go Germantown!
  • . on April 27, 2006 at 11:41 PM the chem lab?
  • bao =) on April 28, 2006 at 12:09 AM
    pratik, you are my hero =) haha, that was hilarious! and i think you should write a prom attire review. =P
  • priceless on April 28, 2006 at 7:34 AM
    this article rocks, i love how hyders article was incorperated into this one with out being to big of a player. great article, not to mention funny.
  • tiffani gomez (View Email) on April 28, 2006 at 9:39 AM
    my inteligence is just a little insulted.
  • lil'Sis on April 28, 2006 at 10:18 PM
    I love you big bro :) You're too funny fo' school.

    Hmm...Man-purse? I have yet to see you tote one around. Do show me sometime!
  • wenj on April 29, 2006 at 3:20 PM
  • :) on April 30, 2006 at 1:50 PM
    hahahahaha. i wish more gtown guys would where muscle shirts.
  • nate b on April 30, 2006 at 11:54 PM
    pratik, it's called a "messenger bag," not a "man-purse." GOSH! X-D
  • fan on May 1, 2006 at 1:09 PM
    omg pratik, you're so buff! can i get your number?
  • !! on May 1, 2006 at 9:56 PM
    Whoa...way to work the muscle tee
  • dass my boy tiki on May 2, 2006 at 7:03 PM
    aight proud of you dawg
    mostly for writing a full-length story--and for rockin' that muscle shirt
    aint nothin but a G thang baybay
  • 24 Fan on May 4, 2006 at 4:43 PM
    The Man-Purse, brought to you by Jack Bauer.
    That's one beast bag of good he packs.
  • pg on May 9, 2006 at 3:09 PM
    i loooove youuuuuuu

    your muscles are not as defined as mine!!!! as ours.
  • monika on May 17, 2006 at 11:27 PM
    HAHAHAHA wow...i feel sorry for the guy who took the picture XP
  • jo (View Email) on May 24, 2006 at 6:43 AM
    this site should have more on ladies fashion and ideas of what is in this season
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