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Old 05-20-2008, 12:00 PM   #41
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Interesting.... I started college in 1969 and began college wearing nice clothing (for me) but mostly slacks. As I progressed, I got sloppier...jeans and tees....got the hippy vibe later. So, I guess pants on me was always a normal thing. My mother didn't start wearing pants until her 60s tho and that would have been during the '70s.
Yeah, by your second semester even my mother was wearing slacks! Things had changed a great deal just before you came along.

In high school, we weren't even allowed to wear culottes! No slacks, skirts down to the middle of the kneecap. And that was just private school, not parochial school.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:33 PM   #42
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In high school, we weren't even allowed to wear culottes! No slacks, skirts down to the middle of the kneecap. And that was just private school, not parochial school.
Shh! Want2, that was the hidden truth about the 60s. The most popular girl in my class got a couple of 3-day expulsions because her skirt didn't reach the floor when asked to "kneel for the principal."
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Shh! Want2, that was the hidden truth about the 60s. The most popular girl in my class got a couple of 3-day expulsions because her skirt didn't reach the floor when asked to "kneel for the principal."
And it seems to me that boys had to have hair short enough not to touch their ears, as I recall? No facial hair, and I think no jeans, at my school anyway.
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And it seems to me that boys had to have hair short enough not to touch their ears, as I recall? No facial hair, and I think no jeans, at my school anyway.
Yeah (early '60s), and now I remember, and girls could wear slacks only when the temperature got below zero degrees F.
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Yeah (early '60s), and now I remember, and girls could wear slacks only when the temperature got below zero degrees F.
We couldn't wear them at all! But then I went to high school first in St. Louis and then in Honolulu. Even in St. Louis it seldom got below zero F. We wore stockings under our bobbie socks.

Oh, that's another thing. Girls couldn't wear just stockings and flats. Guess that was considered too sexy or mature. We had to wear socks. We also couldn't wear tights (though I wore them in college). Not sure what the rationale was behind that!
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