Dale Irby has been a phys ed teacher in Dallas for the past 40 years. Back in 1973 Dale wore a polyester button down and brown sweater vest for yearbook photo day because he wanted to make a good impression.  After all, it was his first year teaching. What happened next is pretty cool.

Without realizing it, Dale wore the exact same outfit for the 1974 yearbook picture. His wife Cathy thought it was so hilarious that he wore the same outfit two years in a row that she dared him to do it for the next five years.

Dale, being an awesome spot took his wife’s dare and by the time the 1980’s rolled around, he was so used to his polyester ensemble he decided to make it a tradition until he retired.

Dale wore the shirt and vest in every yearbook photo for 40 years in a row.

That’s not only a lesson in dedication, but in how to have a good sense of humor.

Source: The Frisky