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If I was walking onto Oxford University in say the late 50's or early 60's what would I be wearing? And which of these classic clothing styles would still be fashionable?
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Look at every picture of member voxsartoria.
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If I was walking onto Oxford University in say the late 50's or early 60's what would I be wearing? And which of these classic clothing styles would still be fashionable?

Lots of tweeds and heavy classic English cloths in those drafty ancient buildings. Odd waistcoats, watch chains. Google J.R.R. Tolkien and there you are.

Most are still completely stylish and appropriate, but cloths are thinner thanks to central heating. The three piece tweed suit is a little costumey now, more's the mournful pity.
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Lots of tweeds and heavy classic English cloths in those drafty ancient buildings. Odd waistcoats, watch chains. Google J.R.R. Tolkien and there you are.

I think somebody is living in a fantasy world...
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I think somebody is living in a fantasy world...

Slightly tongue in cheek. But fantasy?
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"Nash v Inman (1908)

Here a tailor sued a minor to whom he had supplied clothes, including 11 fancy waistcoats. It was decided that, as the minor was an undergraduate at Cambridge University at the time, the clothes were suitable according to the minor's station in life. Unfortunately for the tailor, however, it was further decided that they were not necessary, as he already had sufficient clothing. Minors are only under a legal obligation to pay for things necessary for their maintenance although even then they will only be required to pay a reasonable price for any necessaries purchased - so no contact was enforceable."

Don't know about the 1950s but 11 'fancy' waistcoats were necessaries at Cambridge in 1908.
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"Nash v Inman (1908)

Here a tailor sued a minor to whom he had supplied clothes, including 11 fancy waistcoats. It was decided that, as the minor was an undergraduate at Cambridge University at the time, the clothes were suitable according to the minor's station in life. Unfortunately for the tailor, however, it was further decided that they were not necessary, as he already had sufficient clothing. Minors are only under a legal obligation to pay for things necessary for their maintenance although even then they will only be required to pay a reasonable price for any necessaries purchased - so no contact was enforceable."

Don't know about the 1950s but 11 'fancy' waistcoats were necessaries at Cambridge in 1908.


Not according to Nash v Inman. Your quote contradicts your argument, lol. That case sounds completely counter-intuitive.
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World War I did away with the majority of the stuffiness, and then World War II completely put it to rest. There are plenty of photos in the archives of Oxford or Cambridge in the 50s and 60s. Some are just wearing tweed jackets and perhaps a tie. Most are just wearing cords a shirt and a jumper. Sub-fusc still dominates today as it did back then, but most of the people today can't wait to throw it off and put on jeans and a shirt / t-shirt.
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World War I did away with the majority of the stuffiness, and then World War II completely put it to rest. There are plenty of photos in the archives of Oxford or Cambridge in the 50s and 60s. Some are just wearing tweed jackets and perhaps a tie. Most are just wearing cords a shirt and a jumper. Sub-fusc still dominates today as it did back then, but most of the people today can't wait to throw it off and put on jeans and a shirt / t-shirt.
It isn't necessary to wear gowns for members in statu pupiillari for lectures, examinations etc at Cambridge and hasn't been since the early 70's
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