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2015 January 23

Dress like it’s 1965 Winner

In Dress Like It’s 1965, I showed the clothes that I wore for UCSC’s “Dress Like It’s 1965” Day on Thursday, 15 Jan 2015, to help celebrate the 50th birthday of UCSC (including the marvelous shoes my wife painted). Today I found out that I won 1st place in the men’s category! Pictures of the other winners can be found at

Here is the picture they took of me, which was used for the judging:

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Sorry, I can’t find the photographer’s name on the 50th anniversary website to give proper photo credit.

I feel like I cheated a bit, as I was reproducing what I wore in 1969–1971, not 1965. Also I’m wearing a modern digital watch, since I no longer own any analog ones and forgot to take the watch off. But the judges obviously weren’t too fussy.


  1. Looking at the other pictures you were definitely the winner. The scary thing is you actually still owned the wardrobe.

    Comment by gflint — 2015 January 24 @ 11:11 | Reply

    • Well, the red pants had to be purchased at a vintage clothing store, the white belt was one my wife had found in a garage-sale free box (we have a lot of stuff from free boxes), and the orange shirt was one my wife had worn a decade or two ago that was still up in the attic. None of the clothes I wore in high school would fit me now—I’m several inches taller and 40 pounds heavier. The glasses, the tie, and the tie clip were the only original items.

      Comment by gasstationwithoutpumps — 2015 January 24 @ 11:39 | Reply

      • You had me worried there.

        Comment by gflint — 2015 January 26 @ 13:12 | Reply

  2. Bravo! I remember my father wearing a nearly identical outfit back in the early 1970s–except that he was completely serious. Then again, he was red-green color blind. Were you wearing the matching high-gloss, white patent-leather shoes?

    Comment by prevailingtech — 2015 January 29 @ 20:41 | Reply

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