Eschewing Costly Apparel

[Conversation, sometime in the nineteen-seventies, on the subject of dressing well rather than wearing second-hand clothes from Deseret Industries, which was HN’s favorite place to shop.]

When I was back in Chicago for a sabbatical semester, the university was in the worst part of town, and I always used to walk back and forth to the library through this really rough, poor area of town. I was talking to one of the professors there and he was worried about me. He said, “Don’t people bother you when you’re walking there?” I said, “Well, sometimes they come up and give me a dime.”


About Hugh Nibley

Hugh Nibley, 1910-2005, was simultaneously the LDS Church's greatest intellectual defender from attack from the outside and Mormon culture's strongest critic from the inside. This blog is composed mainly from Nibley's unpublished writings, letters, interviews and conversations, with occasional posts from associates who had personal interactions with him.
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