When I arrived at college back in 1991, I might as well have been wearing a toga.
The last rags of the boyish conscience were torn away, and he was invested with the toga virilis of journalism.
The ordinary garments of the Romans were the toga and the tunic.
Not only the proconsul, but the town crier also ascends the tribunal and appears wearing the toga like his master.
And he did not even feel that Petronius covered his head that moment with the toga.
The outdoor garment which replaced the toga took several forms.
And the young man, casting his toga aside, rushed forth in his tunic.
She claims the toga virilis, and all the strengthening burdens of freedom.
According to this description the toga was in one piece and had no seams.
"There's a patient now—in his toga," said Selden, in a low voice.
c.1600, from Latin toga "cloak or mantle," related to tegere "to cover" (see stegosaurus).
The outer garment of a Roman citizen in time of peace; toga prætexta had a broad purple border and was worn by children, magistrates, persons engaged in sacred rites, and later also emperors; toga virilis, the "toga of manhood," was assumed by boys at puberty.
Breeches, like the word for them (Latin bracae) were alien to the Romans, the dress of Persians, Germans and Gauls, so that bracatus "wearing breeches" was a term in Roman geography meaning "north of the Alps." College fraternity toga party popularized by movie "Animal House" (1978), but this is set in 1962.
An outer garment for men in ancient Rome, worn as a sign of citizenship. The toga was a nearly semicircular piece of wool, worn draped about the shoulders and body.