Ed. note: Friend and Archival Clothing contributor Tom B. returns from summer break with a brief visual report on the classic style of his alma mater’s historic outing club.
During my time in college, I was very active in the Dartmouth Outing
Club, the oldest collegiate outing club in the country. It’s a
terrific organization, running freshman orientation trips, maintaining
trails, and hosting scores of hikes, bikes, paddles, and climbs every
term. However, upon doing some digging in the club reports from years
past, I believe that sartorial standards have slipped dramatically.
A week ago, Tom field tested this lightweight, all cotton hiking ensemble (minus kerchief) modeled on a photo from the Outing club archives: