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Morning wear in America: Harvard 1961 Commencement from LIFE Magazine - Page 6

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Originally Posted by NMW1982 View Post
Elitism is really looked down upon at Harvard. Even in the Final Club I was a part of there is pressure not to come across as stuffy or old school. Many of my peers came from extremely affluent families and yet dressed plainly with their north face fleeces, jeans and sneakers. You'll pretty much be ostracized at Harvard if you start sporting Loro Piana suits and bespoke footwear.

Financial aid and meritocracy has really changed the demographics of the Harvard community. It's really no longer cool to look rich anymore.

In my opinion, elitism isn't how you dress, or your background... it's how you act. I don't think ivy league schools have any less of it now than they used to, regardless of the demographics, it's just become more subtle and perhaps because of that, worse. I frankly think an extremely affluent kid who dressed old school and had a nice, humble personality would be less elitist than some affirmative action/fin. aid recipient swaggering around in cargo shorts mentioning their school in every other sentence.
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The Japanese still seem to give formal daywear a run with the women in strange Victorian-esque gowns.

Asians are imitative when it comes to fashion and/or pop culture. Usually, simultaneously being weird and imitative is perceived as unique, especially in Japan. Go figure.
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