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Saturday, 23 October 2010


Subfusc comes from the Latin for "of a dark/dusky colour", and refers to clothing acceptable, by regulation at certain universities, for an examination or official event; the clothes worn with full academic dress in Oxford. Generally, this means, for men:

* Dark suit.
* Black socks and shoes.
* White shirt and collar.
* White bow tie.

For women:

* White blouse.
* Black tie.
* Black skirt or trousers.
* Black stockings or tights.
* Black shoes.
* Dark coat (if desired).

1 comment:

  1. Except for the tie it sounds pretty much like the autumn fashion here this season!