It’s been well noted that the South has hung onto classic American attire better than any other part of the country. It’s certainly a region where traditions are deeply valued.
Which is why students at the University Of The South did not jump the Ivy ship en masse like their peers in the Northeast. These photos from the school’s 1969 yearbook were posted this morning by longtime comment-leaver “SE” to the thread on Richard Press’ post about his one-act play. They show that although the students were starting to grow their hair out a tad, their wardrobes had yet to change. Ditto for the faculty.
By the way, the top pic of the two boys sockless with jacket and tie is priceless. Great find, SE. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD