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This is a humorous essay about what professors wear and what it might/not say about them. I confess I tend to wear what my daughter refers to as my "uniform": khakis, shirt, and tie, with a blue blazer in the office in case the Provost calls for a meeting.
Best quote of the article:
I will confess that I wonder about the motivations of the sharp dressers. I wonder whether they use sharp dressing as a means to establish their authority with students: "Within these pointy shoes are contained the wisdom of the ages. The pointy shoes make me the boss."