That's valid, though the tweed=professorish link is not tremendously strong on my campus. We have more of a "not dressing like a kid" = professorish. Clothing is at the point where tucking in a shirt will send that message to some people. In the interests of full disclosure, I'd be happier as an English professor than as, say, a stockbroker or truck driver.
7/23/12 at 7:30pm