40 Years Of Polyester


small_teacher wears same outfit for 40 years
Teacher Dale Irby from Dallas has worn the same shirt and brown geansaí in yearbook photos for all 40 years of his career. What started by accident became a running joke. A very long running joke.

A sports teacher, Irby usually wore athletic clothes suitable for exercise. He picked the vest and shirt combination in order to look presentable for his first yearbook photo in 1973 and accidentally repeated the outfit the following year. “I was so embarrassed when I got the school pictures back that second year and realised I had worn the very same thing as the first year,” he told the Dallas Morning News. Irby’s wife, Cathy dared him to repeat the outfit for a third year. In the spirit of one-upmanship Irby continued the joke for a further five years, after which he thought “why stop?”

Exactly the sort of can-do attitude the modern internetz need.


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