Michigan halfback Tom Harmon doing his sports radio show, in classic combo of button-down collar, knit tie and cardigan, 1940.
Below, crew cuts and crewnecks. University of Illinois, 1956:
The archetypal combo of argyle socks and tassel loafers. Looks cooler if you’re 20, though. University of Illinois, 1956:
Varsity sweater, OCBD, and lovestruck Wake Forest co-ed:
Blazer, cuffed flannels, pocket square, light socks — all just to keep track of the substitutions. Professional coaches don’t dress 1/10 as well today as this gangly kid at the Dartmouth-Holy Cross game, 1953:
Pipe-smoking contest, 1959. Not sure what’s funnier, the hookahs or the lone female: — CC