Year after year, Texas teacher wears same outfit

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by CBS News & KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 10:35 AM

RICHARDSON, Texas – North Texas teacher Dale Irby has retired, but not without making a groovy fashion statement.

As The Dallas Morning News reported this week, in every school picture for the last 40 years, Dale wore the same polyester shirt and sweater.

The running gag started as an accident when he first began teaching.

“I was so embarrassed when I got the school pictures back that second year and realized I had worn the very same thing as the first year,” said Dale, 63.

The teacher brushed it off and kept the tradition going thanks to a dare from his wife, who is also a teacher.

Both Dale and his wife, Cathy, retired this year.

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