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Frumpy or Chic? Tweed or Kente? Sometimes Clothes Make the Professor

Academic wardrobe selection can involve ideology, discipline, and job-hunting strategy

January 23, 1998 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

There was just one problem with the English department's job candidate: his pants.

They were polyester, green polyester, and the members of the hiring committee considered that a serious offense. For 10 minutes they ranted about the cut, the color...

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