Minimal dress code

Apparently this is a Necessary Warning these days:

There will be tours coming through our dorm today.  Please wear clothes

When I was in school, the guys occupied the north wing of the dorm, and there was only one (besides myself) I would see unclothed on a regular basis. Apart from his wardrobe issue, he was notable for only one characteristic: while he had no qualms about talking about body parts, his or his girlfriend’s, he would never use slang terms for them. In some ways, this was more embarrassing than falling back on the vernacular.

I do remember seeing his roommate birthday-suited one afternoon; before I could ask why, roomie thrust a thumb in the guy’s general direction and said: “Just trying to see if he’ll even notice.” Apparently not.

As for the girls in the south wing, well, I went over there only once, and I didn’t see anything dream-inducing.

(From Pleated Jeans via Miss Cellania.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    28 November 2016 · 11:51 am

    Sign from UC Santa Cruz, perhaps? IIRC, they were (at least for a while) a “clothing optional” campus, at least on parts of it.

  2. Lorna »

    28 November 2016 · 1:13 pm

    Lol, that’s hilarious. Please wear clothes.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  3. CGHill »

    28 November 2016 · 3:58 pm

    There were, um, events at UC Santa Cruz.

    Surprisingly, there is a list of clothing-optional colleges. Or maybe not so surprisingly.

    Back in the AOL days, I encountered a young woman with very definite ideas about fashion: if she couldn’t wear the latest and greatest, she would wear nothing. (I kinda miss her.)

  4. fillyjonk »

    28 November 2016 · 5:53 pm

    Huh. They left Michigan’s “Naked Mile” off their “traditions” list. (I saw it, from a distance, a few times. Never participated, never wanted to… I’ll just note in passing for some of us, jogging topless would be a painful thing)

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