Sub-fusc is the academic clothing worn by members of the university at formal occasions such as matriculation, examinations and graduation. For women, it consists of dark trousers or a skirt and a white blouse with a black tie; men wear a dark suit, white shirt and white bow tie. Both sexes wear a black gown and mortar board on top.
Legend has it that this outfit has an opposite number: a full fusc consisting of a complete suit of armour that, if worn to examinations, entitles the wearer either to a First or to a glass of sherry. Sadly this is not true.