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A Dress Code for Academics

- February 8, 2008

bq. “Dressing fashionably in academia is like clearing the four-foot high jump. The bar is not that high.”

bq. “There is something about the combination of denim and tenure that is inherently preposterous.”

Those are just two of the many bon mots contained in Erik Jensen‘s delightful analysis of academic attire, here. Jensen, a law professor at Case Western Reserve, has some fun at the expense of unkempt academics (in whose ranks I proudly place myself), for whom he goes so far, whimsically, as to propose a dress code.

[Hap tip to Carol Sigelman]