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Dress Like Your Parents Day at BHS | SLIDESHOW
David Kimmerlein really stood out from the crowd at Bainbridge High on Tuesday.
Decked out in a Baltimore Orioles ball cap, a blue T-shirt worn by sailors on the mess deck of the USS Canisteo (a Navy oiler sent as scrap to the United Kingdom almost a decade ago), a pair of long shorts draped to his knees, and a nearly neon pair of blue-and-yellow-striped baseball stirrups socks, Kimmerlein said the explanation for his ensemble was easy.
Tuesday was Dress Like Your Parents Day at Bainbridge High.
Spirit Week is underway, and Spartan students are dressing to impress all week as part of Homecoming 2012.
Kimmerlein said his dad collects baseball stirrup socks. And the ball cap? Well, it fits the theme.
"He's really into the Baltimore Orioles," the freshman explained.
Nick Tucker, a senior at BHS, was sporting an orange-and-black outfit because his father is an Oregon State fan.
Underneath a Beavers jersey and OSU ball cap, though, Tucker was dressed in a bright-orange full body suit.
The hat and jersey belong to his father.
"I added the suit," Tucker said.
Best dressed, no doubt, was Arie Thompson, who wore a fur-trimmed, long suede jacket to school. It belongs to his mom.
"She found it on the street in Colorado," Thompson said.
The story that's been told in the family is that she took it to the dry cleaner, it came out without a spot or stain, then she made it her own.
When asked what he thought his mother found in the pockets when she picked up the jaw-dropping jacket, Thompson laughed: "I don't even want to know."
He said he wasn't sure if his mother had yet discovered it missing.
"I just kind of took it. I didn't even tell her," Thompson said.