This is a test to see if this post goes viral. After I mentioned that our Sewanee post shattered all traffic records, someone left a comment suggesting that it was because all the old curmudgeons and fogeys were ogling the candid shots of lovely young co-eds, rather than the more likely reason that kids from the school were sharing the blog post among themselves via social media.
Then again, now that I think about it, the girls in penny loafers on bicycles post was another one of our most-viewed posts. Maybe you guys are tired of looking at clothes after all. Kind of brings up that epic 2006 thread at Andy’s Trad Forum, “What does a trad girlfriend look like?”
In this post you get to have your cake and eat it too, vis-a-vis trad clothes and gams. That’s vintage slang for legs. Pictured above is a still from the 1966 film “Bang Bang You’re Dead.” That’s Tony Randall inside the silky smooth A frame.
Here he is up close; you’d be smirking too:
But it’s not all wit and flirtation for Randall’s character, who, due to a case of mistaken identity, gets caught up in a web of danger and intrigue while on vacation in Morocco. He wears only one shirt and tie throughout the film: a buttondown and striped knit tie. When he first arrives, to underscore the plot of the hapless American overseas, Randall wears a seersucker sack suit, looking like a fish out of water among the spies and villains that surround him. Here he is checking into his hotel:
Later, still in the same shirt and tie, he dons charcoal trousers and a kind of Continental hybrid jacket, two buttons on the cuff and unvented. I can’t tell whether it’s darted. It symbolizes his immersion into the international environment. Even a buttoned-down trad needs to go a little native. — CC