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In the 60s and 70s the people on the west side of Neyland wore coats and ties and the ladies wore dresses and sported a chrysanthemum that you could buy outside the game. The west siders clapped approvingly after big plays and we’re not loud and boisterous. The rest of the stadium were more casual and louder. The students were loudest of all. I was a kid and we sat in the dry on the west side. I was always looking forward to the day I could “graduate” to the student section as it actually looked like fun. The west side was like going to church. That slowly changed by the 80s as people got more relaxed about dress codes in general, so went Neyland. Unless you are a frat boy at Auburn.
 
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back in the fifties and sixties, the students were always more casual, but the "older" crowd treated the game as a fashion show--both women and men! If you were a guy with a girl on your arm, you more than likely wore a jacket and tie! And she as wearing heels!
 
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My 92 y.o grandfather who went to his first game in 1945 and from about 1964-1998 missed only a handful of games including away games
And bowl games wore the same thing as far as I can remember . To home games
Gray slacks, either a white button down short sleeve or oxford long sleeved white button down shirt ……
AND a fitted NY Yankees hat 😂. For away / bowl games a Navy blue fitted hat with a power T

He’s still invested to the point of knowing a few days ago about the 2 big recruits too but for whatever reason his home game attire
Was always a Yankees cap.
 
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My relics from the past :
PIC #1 1979 when we beat the Irish 40-18
PIC #2 1977 when Johnny came home
PIC #3 Aug 30th 2003 when I told 2 big dudes from Fresno state that we were going to kick there @&&’s but let me buy you a drink first!
 

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My 92 y.o grandfather who went to his first game in 1945 and from about 1964-1998 missed only a handful of games including away games
And bowl games wore the same thing as far as I can remember . To home games
Gray slacks, either a white button down short sleeve or oxford long sleeved white button down shirt ……
AND a fitted NY Yankees hat 😂. For away / bowl games a Navy blue fitted hat with a power T

He’s still invested to the point of knowing a few days ago about the 2 big recruits too but for whatever reason his home game attire
Was always a Yankees cap.
Wow! That's a VFL right there! Yankee hat and all, from Neyland to Heupel!
 
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Except that black Nike interlocking UT hat. I hope they are making 500,000 of them.
VolShop claims they will have them next baseball season, I sure hope so. I went in today at the Student Union and they had every baseball cap in every size now that the season is over.
 

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One of my first Vols games was 1980 vs Ole Miss at the Liberty Bowl. Our tickets were one section over from the Ole Miss student section. All the undergrads were dressed up: jacket/tie for the guys, dresses for the gals.

I remember watching a co-ed hike up her dress and her date unstrapping two flasks from her thighs.

Made quite the impression on 10 year old me.
 
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The athletic House.3 tv channels. No computers except at Glocker business building,no cell phones.You had to get out,talk to someone,little choice as to game wear.Back in the60's,to get Addidas,Puma shoes or gear,you needed to be on a track team.Nike was just a twinkle in someone's eye.
And Converse, Buster Brown, PF Flyers, and Keds ruled the day.
 
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