I’m betting this was a costume rather than just leisure wear.
The Wiess College collection is packed full of hundreds of photographs that were taken by Dr. Bill Wilson, so it’s not surprising that there aren’t too many of Dr. Bill. He was the one holding the camera. The ones I found the other day made me smile, none more than this. He taught electrical and computational engineering at Rice for over thirty years and was a resident associate at Wiess for almost as long. He was a wonderful man, kind, generous and dedicated to the well-being of students. He was also pretty funny.