The Wall Street Journal is paywalled, so all of the following are interesting, but paywalled. And thank you to The Amazing Tom for sending these in. (Mitchell also sent in the first article, not not first – it’s not a race, just trying to give credit where credit is due.
First, there’s a pretty good article on what to wear when you are expecting a recession. From this, can we assume that the Wall Street Journal is expecting a recession? The article talks about the return to the standards (it calls out white shirts, etc.). I think perhaps it is a tad more stoic than the article makes it. Perhaps we return to the classics in times of less abundance because they work better, and are actually more versatile. That we turn to them, by the way, proves they are classic.
Then there’s a discussion of how much you should be spending on your clothes. Their approach is to step away from flashy brands and then they go through the market value of shirts, pants, etc. Not to be all disagreeable, but this is a mighty relative thing. And an individual thing. I never got worried when I heard Michael Jordan lost a million on a putt, he has many more where that came from, right?
My friend James (a reader here I met who lives near me) sent me a hilarious note about the way politicians are dressing. I wish I could reprint it, but I don’t do politics. But it was hilarious. Then The Amazing Tom sent me this article from GQ about the state of congressional dress. I don’t do politics but I do do articles. This one is not paywalled (you have to create an account but it is free) – and is also pretty funny.
Finally, there is this article in the Times about John Fetterman getting a new suit to be sworn in because he made a big deal out of saying he only had one suit.
PLEASE DEAR GOD DON’T MAKE ANY POLITICAL PARTY COMMENTS THAT I HAVE TO DELETE. THANKS.
Without any mention of affiliation. ANY politician that purposely denegrates the act of dressing for the office (the position not the building) is (1) not that saavy ’cause now you have to work with everyone who is dressed up and (2) is showing an odd disdain for the history that got us here and (3) doesn’t understand wearing suits.
Ok, remember. This is the “Civil corner of the internet.” Go.