I've been prodding a co-worker to grow out his hair a bit so some small fluffy bits would poke out if he wore a baseball hat. He's absolutely against this and came in with yet another very short haircut that I compared to a high and tight. You look like you've stepped right out of VMI (the Virginia Military Institute, which sits roughly 100 feet from the shaggy hair capital of the world, Washington & Lee, my alma mater), I said. This made him very mad - and it made him even more mad when I showed him pictures of modern day cadets. But then I found these. Minus collar boy above, these guys almost look like hippies - or W&L students.
Cadets circa 1920
New Year's Eve 1893