The Canadian Tuxedo

It is truly a rare person that can pull of the Canadian Tuxedo. Defined by Noah Webster as “wearing denim top to bottom,” the Canadian Tuxedo usually recalls family photos from the 1990s or pop stars who have completely given up.

Besides a few notable exceptions…

George Harrison (Denim Dan)

George Harrison (Denim Dan),

The inmates from "The Shawshank Redemption"

The inmates from The Shawshank Redemption

and Keegan Harper (Denim Dave)

and Keegan Harper (Denim Dave),

…most people wearing Canadian Tuxedos end up looking more like this:

A caption could not do justice.

A caption would do no justice.

I am pleased to announce that I have encountered another most excellent exception: Lucho, a math teacher at the Fe y Alegría High School where I work.

Lucho is the kind of guy I wish I’d had as a profe along the way. Every Monday, teachers are expected to wear suits and ties for a weekly assembly. Lucho apparently dislikes this enough that sometimes after the assembly, he will use free periods to go home and change into the track suits he so loves. When another instructor complained at a staff meeting that the male profesores were not adhering to the dress code, Lucho raised his hand and exonerated his colleagues, pointing out that he was really the only person not wearing the “right” clothing.

But Lucho really upped the ante today and deserves credit for his extraordinary accomplishment. Salud, Lucho.

Stealing a moment with the man of the hour.

Stealing a moment with the man of the hour.


About brianharperu

A recent Marquette University graduate who inexplicably finds himself living and working as a Jesuit Volunteer in Peru, Brian enjoys writing, learning new musical instruments, imagining himself to be a better athlete than he is, eating pancakes and voting as part of his civic duty.
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