Foxfield. The name is notorious among Wahoos and Charllotesvillians alike. But in addition to being a debaucherous tailgate, it is also a fashion extravaganza.
UVa students stereotypically dress according to yuppie standards, and big social gatherings like Foxfield serve to amp up the competition for most outrageously pastel and patterened clothes.
I took the opportunity to embark on a fashion tour, and here are my top picks and top pix. Think what you will about these looks - Foxfield is a once-a-year event and these guys pulled out all the stops.
Mr. Big Gulp
Seersucker never worked so hard - this gent rocked a seersucker shirt, seersucker shorts, and added a pink bow-tie and blazer. But, what really kicks it up a notch, other than the 64 ounce cup (I'm sure it was full of water), is the double sunglasses ensemble. This way he can change his look from Lance Armstrong to '80s retro with minimum effort.
If only I got the complete head-to-toe shot here. This guy dressed like a jockey, with riding boots and all. The glasses add so much to the look. Also - special props to Katie for her "two beers, one hand" pose.
The Pink Pants-her
This is quintessential UVa. Dressy shirt, tie and vest with pink pants and fedora. You know you're in the big leagues when this look was demure in comparison to the competition.
Last, but certainly not least, is this vision in paisley. If my eyes weren't so buys hemorrhaging blood and purulence, I would point out the striking contrast between the paisley of his shirt with the paisley of his shorts. To top things off, the shirt is lined with polka-dots, hence the rolled-up sleeves.
And because this look would be otherwise boring, this gent topped off the look with a camouflage cap. It brings out the inner hunter in everyone at the event.
And there you have it - Foxfield in fabric. This isn't your father's fashion, so if you're off to the races next year, you'll need to do some serious thrift store and internet shopping if you want to stay on the map.