Hello Andover parents! My son is starting Andover in the fall. He only wears workout clothes (like Nike Dri-FIT t-shirts and track pants) and hoodies to his public middle school. He absolutely hates collared/dress shirts and dress/khaki pants, partly due to skin sensitivity issues that require loose-fitting clothes. Now, his clothes are definitely “neat and clean,” as suggested by Andover’s handbook, but would they be considered “too causal?” I don’t want him to stand out when no one else wears track pants to class.
How often is formal wear required? And are there occasions for collared shirts + dress pants and occasions for suits and ties? If yes, how often each?
Thanks so much! I’m trying to make myself think about preparation instead of being sad about him leaving (my first kid at BS).