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What University Deans and Senior Administrators Wear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gsugsu, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    During a meeting this morning, my mind wandered and I surveyed the conference room to see what people were wearing. No pocket squares, no french cuffs, a smattering of tie clasps and relatively few garments of sartorial merit and or cut. By far the footwear selections were the most disconcerting. Few jackets were correctly sized and fewer yet had put together an ensemble that one could regard as pleasing irrespective of quality. I just don't understand why people think that one shoe will take them from the sidewalk to the office to the hiking trail. Here are more details:



    Provost - 2-button suit, solid navy, Hugo Boss level; lavender shirt; lavender, pink & blue tie; & rubber-soled black bluchers.

    AVP Finance - plaid jacket & knee-length skirt (red, black & grey); fuchsia silk collarless top; & black calf boots.

    VP finance - 2-button, solid medium grey department store suit, (Hudson's Bay Company logo inside); white shirt; silver base-colour tie with darker, silver & black circles or "bubbles"; & black rubber-soled oxfords.

    Associate Dean Science - Navy 2-button blazer, silver metal buttons; blue butcher stripe shirt; no tie; blue jeans; & black Geox-type shoes.

    Dean, School of Business - 3-button (no roll) black suit; black shirt; black tie with silver dots; & rubber-soled black bluchers.

    Associate Dean Humanities - 3-button (no roll) black suit; white shirt; grey tie with black diamonds; black Kenneth Cole-esque ankle boots.

    Associate Dean Agriculture & Bioresources - 3-button black suit (no roll); white shirt; solid black tie; black rubber soled Geox-like shoes.

    Associate Dean, Social Sciences - hard to explain but some kind of 3-button, short, hip length, blue plaid, rough wool, odd jacket with massive shoulder (something a lumberjack might wear to church, a wedding or a funeral); blue striped shirt; blue jeans; & rubber-soled band-aid coloured loafers.

    Associate Dean, Library - 3-button medium grey suit, department store level; white shirt; silver & blue diagonal striped tie; & black rubber-soled bluchers.

    Associate Vice-President, Student Learning - 2-button solid navy suit; light blue shirt; blue with red repp tie; black Allen-Edmonds Park Avenues.

    Dean, Afiliated Religious College - mid-brown, 2-button odd jacket; tan shirt; brown & orange striped tie; brown twill pants; & brown Geox-like shoes.

    Dean, Graduate Studies - 3-button (no roll) tan seersucker odd jacket; black crew neck sweater; black slacks; & black rubber-soled bluchers.

    Dean, Education - charcoal tweed jacket & matching knee length skirt with yellow collared silk shirt & black flats.

    Director, Public Health - Oxxford charcoal grey with faint pinstripe 3-button suit, blue striped shirt, red & blue bow tie & black geox-like shoes plus a ball hat.

    Dean, Law - Samuelsohn Charcoal grey pin-striped 2-button suit; white shirt; red & blue paisley tie, Allen-Edmonds Park Avenues.

    Dean, Arts & Sciences - Prince of Wales' plaid jacket & matching skirt, red collared silk top, black flats.

    Dean, Pharmacy - Sheppard's check 3-button (no roll) odd jacket; blue, white & pinked striped shirt; navy white & orange striped tie, black slacks & Geox-like black shoes.

    AVP, Student Services - 2-button Navy blazer with silver buttons; pink & blue striped shirt; navy with pink checked tie; medium grey slacks, black Geox-like shoes.

    Director, Facilities - Medium grey 3/2 roll pin-striped suit, light grey graph-check shirt, multi-coloured diamond pattern tie & chili-coloured oxfords.

    Alas, all is not well in academe.
     
  2. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Senior member

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    I assume you're either the dean of law or had the opportunity to see the inside of his clothes [​IMG]
     
  3. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    No, I'm not the Dean of Law, but we have had conversations about where he buys his suits.
     
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    theoldadage Senior member

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    [​IMG] Be very afraid.
     
  5. erdawe

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    Did you actually take down those notes during the meeting? Were you obliged to peek under the table at their shoes mid session?
     
  6. designprofessor

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    designprofessor: dept chair
    blue sportcoat
    brown herringbone vest
    BB repp tie
    ivory /blue pinstripe shirt
    no ps today
    khaki flatfronts
    AE wingtip blucher /cognac
     
  7. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    Funny stuff.
     
  8. unjung

    unjung Senior member

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    You're in Canada. What do you expect?
     
  9. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Did you actually take down those notes during the meeting? Were you obliged to peek under the table at their shoes mid session?

    Well, one has to get up for coffee and network breaks so I figured I'd do a little research.
     
  10. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    You're in Canada. What do you expect?

    I expect better. I was unaware that there was the general perception that the entire country was viewed as shabbily dressed. I am shocked and crushed. While we did give the world "hockey hair" but we cannot take credit for Zubaz pants.
     
  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    This is retarded.
     
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    What were you wearing?

    What is a Geox-type shoe?
     
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    thinman: the unobtrusive professor lurking in back

    blue Donegal tweed sportcoat w/side vents, hacking pockets, ticket pocket
    white with blue and brown shadow stripe BD shirt
    light brown tweed trousers, twill weave, flat front
    tan with blue paisley ps
    dark oak monkstraps with floating medallion
    brown with tan pindot socks
    no tie today (the horror!)
     
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    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Oh, the things that I have seen...


    - B
     
  16. NowPlayingTheGame

    NowPlayingTheGame Active Member

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    Your tuition checks at work, folks....
     
  17. james_timothy

    james_timothy Senior member

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    And apparently the checks are going to pay for the heat and not for the salaries.
     
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    Bounder Senior member

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    What were you wearing?

    He's the Dean of Education.
     
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  20. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    In the 14 years I spent in the world of higher education, I can only think of one or two professors that were truly men of elegance and style. Of course, in those days coat and tie were still the norm for faculty in the classroom. Most were mediocre, certainly not memorable dressers.

    I do find the OP's jotting down everything the numerous participants were wearing a little odd--that must have been one boring meeting! But, then, most academic...no, most meetings, period, are.

    Except for the abysmal shoes on most of the men, they didn't sound too badly turned out compared to how badly so many men do when they try to "dress up."
     

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