'Dark' suit for matriculation Watch

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Hey,

The bumph about matriculation keeps banging on about the need for a 'dark' suit- I have aforementioned 'dark' suit but mine is pinstriped. Will this be alright, or do I need to go and get a proper plain black suit?
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(Original post by Krazysheep)
Hey,

The bumph about matriculation keeps banging on about the need for a 'dark' suit- I have aforementioned 'dark' suit but mine is pinstriped. Will this be alright, or do I need to go and get a proper plain black suit?
You can usually get away with pin-stripes, though it could depend on how pronounced they are.
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If it would be obvious from across a room that it's pinstriped then probably not. If it's a thin pinstripe that isn't obvious unless you're up close then it's fine.
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Tbh you would probably get away with most pinstripes for matriculation, even if they are quite pronounced. Guys turn up wearing all sorts of coloured suits, even some fairly light grey and blue ones. If they are thin pinstripes they should be fine.

Anyway the proctors seem to be more anal during exam season where people get fined for the wrong coloured socks or tights and not having their mortarboards or Bod cards. In fact my tutor was not allowed into the Holywell music room to watch one of her 3rd years do his finals recital because she wasn't wearing black tights (you have to wear subfusc to watch the recitals). And to make it worse she was actually barred entry by a Dphil student who she had farmed us out to for some tutorials earlier in the term! Never heard of anyone getting fined for having a pinstriped suit though.
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I never took my mortarboard to a single exam. Think it's quite variable, or things are getting stricter.
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I don't know anyone who has been fined for sub-fusc mishaps, but a friend got taken aside and reprimanded for wearing the wrong colour socks. :grin:
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Seems variable. I was thrown a pair of black tights as soon as I entered the exam schools for graduation last September (had a very stressful journey to Oxford and completely forgot that I needed black tights rather than tan), so they weren't going to let me get away with a uniform breach, but I wasn't threatened with a fine either.
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I don't know anyone who has been fined for sub-fusc mishaps, but a friend got taken aside and reprimanded for wearing the wrong colour socks. :grin:
The invigilators tried to throw me out of the Exam Schools a couple of years ago for wearing jeans (long story as to why...).

Disaster was only averted when the chief examiner pointed out that they couldn't start the exam without me - they scuttled off and found a gown to cover me up...
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You haven't experienced Oxford until you've seen someone halfway through an exam get berated by a 90 year old tutor for having a green stripe on their socks, you really haven't.

Matric though, most things go, so long as you don't take the piss. Frankly, even if you do...
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(Original post by oxbridge_tutor)
The invigilators tried to throw me out of the Exam Schools a couple of years ago for wearing jeans (long story as to why...).

Disaster was only averted when the chief examiner pointed out that they couldn't start the exam without me - they scuttled off and found a gown to cover me up...
Several of my examiners have shown flagrant disregard for subfusc (jeans, no gown, no hood in one case, no jacket, no bowtie in another)... they seem to get away with it...
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