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    Teacher who wore same outfit for 40 years

    Love this one. Teacher worn the same outfit every year for 40 years for the school photos.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/201...t-for-40-years
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    I was so certain this would be about my high school math teacher, but then he did own three shirts and not just one.

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    I'm impressed that the clothes fit him for 40 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaphyre14 View Post
    I'm impressed that the clothes fit him for 40 years!
    Me too! It's been less than 30 years since I started teaching, and I sure couldn't fit into anything from back then! Neither could my husband! LOL!
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    Also demonstrates the permanancy of polyester. You can't kill the little suckers. That shirt and vest will still be in prime condidtion in another 40 years. Or 140.
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    I was so certain this would be my high school history teacher. She was a wonderful teacher, but I know when she was my teacher in the mid-90's she had a lot of dresses and skirts that were from the 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    Love this one. Teacher worn the same outfit every year for 40 years for the school photos.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/201...t-for-40-years
    When I read the thread title, I was afraid that the teacher had worn the same outfit EVERY DAY for 40 years!

    Quote Originally Posted by zaphyre14 View Post
    I'm impressed that the clothes fit him for 40 years!
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    Me too! It's been less than 30 years since I started teaching, and I sure couldn't fit into anything from back then! Neither could my husband! LOL!
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    I love some of the captions.

    As Mr. Irby reaches the mid 2000's, his confident stare wavers evolves into a whimsical, faraway look as he nears retirement.

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    I certainly hope he washed the shirt during that time.
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    It's interesting to see the changes in eyeglass fashion highlighted when the outfit is held constant. There was a time when frame sizes were HUGE. Now the fashion is to have glasses be near-invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaphyre14 View Post
    I'm impressed that the clothes fit him for 40 years!
    He has obviously gained weight through the years, so I'm sure the shirt has been altered to accommodate accordingly. The sweater vest? That thing is one size fit all, so no alteration required

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    How did that shirt and vest even stay in one piece for 40 years! I have some old T-shirts I keep to just lounge around the house in. I bought them in about 1995 and they are practically shredded now .... (but man are they comfy!).

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    I have some "wear around the house" t-shirts and shorts from the 1990s (and an old t-shirt of my dad's from the 1980s) and while I wouldn't wear any of them outside, they are in pretty decent shape. I imagine that after the first couple of years the set just hung in his closet and was only cleaned and worn in the photos, so it doesn't surprise me. That it still fit is impressive, though.

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    AW, are you sure it is not photoshopped? I cannot believe he still wear them over the 40 years. He hardly changed his glasses too and his glasses in his latest pix lookedthe same as the first one! I am not convinced this is real.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan5 View Post
    When I read the thread title, I was afraid that the teacher had worn the same outfit EVERY DAY for 40 years!

    Quote Originally Posted by zaphyre14 View Post
    I'm impressed that the clothes fit him for 40 years!
    Same here!

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    Love this story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    AW, are you sure it is not photoshopped? I cannot believe he still wear them over the 40 years. He hardly changed his glasses too and his glasses in his latest pix lookedthe same as the first one! I am not convinced this is real.
    Well go and find the evidence that it isn't. Plenty of websites will tell you what is real or not.
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    The story linked in the first post was based on this article from the Dallas Morning News. Mr. Irby said that he only put the shirt and vest on for school pictures in later years, and they will now be retired to the back of the closet

    The first and last pair of glasses aren't all that alike, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan5 View Post
    When I read the thread title, I was afraid that the teacher had worn the same outfit EVERY DAY for 40 years!
    I had a teacher in college who wore the same outfit - slacks, jacket and shirt - for an entire quarter. If I recall, I saw him in the library the next quarter wearing it as well. He may have continued to wear it, but I wasn't there any longer.

    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    He has obviously gained weight through the years, so I'm sure the shirt has been altered to accommodate accordingly. The sweater vest? That thing is one size fit all, so no alteration required
    If you look closely at the later pictures, I think you'll se that he wasn't buttoning the shirt. The v-neck of the sweater kind of hides it, but that's what was happening. Given that he was only wearing it for picture day, he probably wore it just for the picture itself and then changed.
    Last edited by znachki; 07-03-2013 at 09:10 PM.

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