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Old 02-21-2009, 02:29 PM
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Smile Do Greeks still wear togas?

I often see pictures of Greek people wearing togas however do they still? I need this info for a school project. THANKS.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:30 PM
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And what, pray tell, is your project?
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:04 PM
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I often see pictures of Greek people wearing togas however do they still? I need this info for a school project. THANKS.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:12 PM
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I often see pictures of Greek people wearing togas however do they still? I need this info for a school project. THANKS.
We regularly walk around in them.

Pretty much all the time.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:26 PM
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:07 PM
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I mean, the secret can't be kept.

I wear them cuz it makes it easier to pee.
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Overall, though, it's the bigness of the car that counts the most. Because when something bad happens in a really big car accidentally speeding through the middle of a gang of unruly young people who have been taunting you in a drive-in restaurant, for instance it happens very far away way out at the end of your fenders. It's like a civil war in Africa; you know, it doesn't really concern you too much. - P.J. O'Rourke
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:09 PM
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I often see pictures of Greek people wearing togas however do they still? I need this info for a school project. THANKS.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:14 PM
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Guys! Help the kid already!

to the thread starter:

Yes, we often wear togas on a regular basis. It is considered appropriate for most activities such as work and school, as well as some formal functions (the more formal, like prom, we wear togas that are decorated with stuff like sequins and lace). Togas are really comfortable as well as being a huge part of our Greek heritage, and we are proud to wear them at all times!
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:23 PM
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We secretly wear them under our "regular" clothes - shhhhhhhh!
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:27 PM
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We don't wear them here. There's a law in my city that says a Greek house with 5 or more people in togas is a brothel...
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:50 AM
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Oh yes. We all wear them over our catsuits for certain ritual things.
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Old 02-22-2009, 12:53 AM
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No offense, but why would you come on a message board asking for help regarding a school project?
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:53 PM
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^^Because the youth today have no concept of appropriate research sources and practices. *smh*
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:57 PM
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I'd love to see the citation for this.

Source: Walk, Elephant. "Do Greeks still wear togas?" Thread on GreekChat.com. Online resource. 2/21/2009.

Unfortunately I don't think there will be a citation.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:58 PM
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I can't disclose information about other sororities, but in Alpha Phi we are required to wear full dress togas (white with silver and bordeaux trimming) on important days like Founders Day. Wearing a toga in public was really really embarrassing the first few times, but now I am used to it.

Unfortunately, movies like Animal House perpetuate the stereotype that togas are to be used only for partying purposes. That stereotype is offensive to the founders of all GLOs, as they envisioned a simpler world based on morality, love and scholarship. They wore togas to symbolize their commitment to those values, and so often GLO members will wear togas in public to honor the ideas of the founders.

Hope this helps!
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