Style Tip: Mastering Homecoming Style featuring Tony Ubertaccio

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One of the great things about being an alumnus of a college/university is heading back to campus for HOMECOMING!! There’s always a bit of excitement in the air during homecoming with all the sporting events, catching up with friends and of course partaking in some adult beverages. Secretly, most people are judging how good (or bad) you look. So, put some effort into your look and give them something to talk about. Guys, looking back on your college days, I bet you can say to yourself, “Damn, I wore sweat pants so many times, that I was wearing sweats on the bottom half of my yearbook photo”. Of course you’ve grown up a bit, and now you want to show everyone that you’re no longer that clueless coed returning to the quad this homecoming season.

A benefit of living and attending college in the northeastern United States is that the seasons change pretty rapidly from a blazing hot summer to a crisp chilly fall. Falls cooler days make it the perfect time to pull out the heavier fabrics. While attending the annual homecoming celebration at my alma mater, Ursinus College, I called on an always stylish friend and fellow alumnus, Tony Ubertaccio, to showcase a fall appropriate homecoming look.

Stay up-to-date on Tony’s style and fitness journey via twitter @TonyUbo  & Instagram @TonyUbo.

Style Tips & Takeaways from both looks:

  • Your attire will be dictated by the climate/region of your alma mater so choose your fabrics wisely.
  • Earth tones are a great color option to complement the naturally warm colors of the season.
  • You want to be well-dressed, but, remember you also want to be appropriately dressed for the occasion. Unless you were known for wearing suits in college, there is no need to wear one just to impress the masses.
  • You will be outside 99% of the day, walking in grass and potentially drinking a fair amount of beer,but go business casual.
  • Take a tip from Tony’s and opt for a pair of refined work boots to complement your semi tailored denim look. The boots are refined enough to complement the rest of your the and rugged enough to battle the outdoor elements.
  • Ditch the tie.
  • Go with a button down collar shirt. They are more casual and will allow you to rock the “few buttons effortlessly undone” look.
  • Carry business cards. Homecoming events are always a great networking opportunity.
  • A pair of dark wash jeans are a fail-safe.
  • Pocket Square?? Depending on your mood, it can be a yes or no. IMO, always yes!


J.Crew x Abraham Moon Wool Suit Jacket

J.Crew Oxford Army Green Tonal Shirt – Timex Weekender Sport Cream Colored Military Dial with Tachymeter – Brown Leather Nato by Crown and Buckle – J.Crew Leather Roll Bucket Belt

On. Sabir : Levi’s 521 Slim Taper Jeans – On Tony: J.Crew Vintage Slim in Selvage Denim

Plaid Button Down Collar Shirt & Tan Corduroy Blazer by Frank & Oak – Vintage Navy & Pocket Square – Vintage Feather Lapel Pin

On Tony: Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots – On Sabir : Cooper Brogues by Fin’s For Him

Thanks to Tony for participating.





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Categories: Homecoming Style

Author:Sabir M. Peele

Founder & Creative Director of menswear style & lifestyle blog Sabir serves as an independent brand consulting working with brands like GQ, AskMen, Indochino & Z Zegna (among others). Selected as #GQFall Best Dressed in 2013 & one of Esquire Magazine Best Dressed Real Men in America in 2010. Follow @MensStylePro on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter. Email with your inquiries.

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10 Comments on “Style Tip: Mastering Homecoming Style featuring Tony Ubertaccio”

  1. Osagiele
    November 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM #

    Really great photos Tony and Sabir. Good sense of style. Whenever I’m in doubt about anything I know who to talk to to. Continue the good work guys.

  2. William
    November 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM #

    great looks guys but i wouldn’t be able to do it for my school’s friday homecoming event w/o sweating

  3. Corey
    November 3, 2012 at 10:26 PM #

    What size is the Frank & Oak blazer? And what are your thoughts on it?

    • November 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM #

      Overall all I like the blazer, however; I am slightly disappointed that the buttons on the sleeve are not functional (as were most F&O blazers). Fit’s great in the shoulders and waist.



  4. Leroi Baraka
    November 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM #

    I second Corey’s thoughts, Sabir. I am interested in a F&O blazer but I’m not sure how it fits. Can you shoot us your blazer size and some measurements to compare?



    • November 4, 2012 at 8:41 PM #

      Hi Guys,

      My blazer size is a 38. The structure is a bit more square in the shoulders, however; I am pretty square “shouldered”. My shoulder measurement is 18 inches.



  5. November 4, 2012 at 7:32 PM #

    Awesome shoes!

  6. November 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM #

    You guys put your hoodie-wearing peers to shame! Nice looks.

  7. December 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM #

    I really love the tan corduroy blazer…. but I can’t find a tan quite that light… I’ve looked for two seasons… Suggestions???

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