I just rode my bicycle past the intersection of University Street and 200 South, and on the corner waiting for a bus, was a student, early 20s, 6 feet tall, not too thin or or athletic, but looked like he could probably use a meal.
He had shoulder length blond hair, a short scruffy light brown beard, black horn-rimmed glasses, wearing tennis shoes, faded denim pants, a red Ute tee shirt, and a tan leather jacket.
He looked exactly like the TA who taught the evening calculus series I took in 70’s. In fact I laughed to myself wondering if he was the grandson of that TA.
It occurred to me that the person I saw would not have look out of place in that location at anytime since the mid 60’s.
I think every year there are the guys who look and act like Jeff Spicoli. I had the same major as a guy who was the ski-bum Spicoli. There was even a photo of him on the cover of Powder Magazine that was taken at Alta. He was a guide for Wasatch Powderbird for a few years.
He is now a totally preppy, clean-cut real estate agent in Park City.
Does anyone remember Levis corduroy pants (called simply “cords”)? My daily wardrobe in law school. Old V-neck sweater with a t-shirt of a color that might have made sense. I think it was the grad school look in the late 70s/early 80s.
My favorite casual pants right now are cord jeans. They are comfortable, a bit less casual than denim, and come in colors you don’t see in denim. I have no idea if they are in fashion, but I love them.