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"Ivy League" professorial style

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I'm looking for some guidelines on professorial-style of dress, meaning the "ivy league." After much consideration, I think my students might find this the least threatening style of dress that still retains authority.

It's not that I don't know what I'm going for, it's that I don't know what the stuff is called.
 

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Watch Paper Chase, A Beautiful Mind & Indiana Jones' campus scenes.
 

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It's not that I can't recognize it, it's a lack of terminology.
 

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Sack design suits/sport coats (be sure to include the ubiquitous navy blazer and several Tweeds)
OCBD's (oxford cloth button down shirts)
Chinos (flat front, must be ironed)
Wool Gabs (again, flat front, cuff or not...your choice!)
Wingtips, Weejuns and Topsiders (ya just gotta have some sole!)
 

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I go to an Ivy League school and my professors have shown up to class in everything ranging from a suit to jeans, but the authority they had and the respect we gave them didn't have anything to do with the clothes they wore. In fact, I can think of one of my best dressed professors who lost the confidence of the class very early in the semester--it was a long school year for him.
 

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Originally Posted by tpynchon
I go to an Ivy League school and my professors have shown up to class in everything ranging from a suit to jeans, but the authority they had and the respect we gave them didn't have anything to do with the clothes they wore. In fact, I can think of one of my best dressed professors who lost the confidence of the class very early in the semester--it was a long school year for him.

Poor guy, judged and sentenced without mercy by a pack of Ivy undegrad dipshits. And well dressed to boot. Did he kill himself?
 

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I would say "Go to the campus of an Ivy League school," but tragically even those universities are no longer inundated with The Trad.
 

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