After a run of posts devoted to IBM and its ultra-stern dress policy — in which a faux pas in tassel loafers could ruin your chance of becoming a middle manager — we are bringing back a celebration we did many years ago by officially declaring it Squaresville Appreciation Month.
Throughout the rest of June Ivy Style will cater to philistines and dullards with series of posts devoted to repressed WASPs, conservative politicians, the accounting and insurance industries, Internet trads, the buttoned-down mind of Bob Newhart, and of course Father’s Day, because nobody’s a bigger square than dear ol’ dad.
Music will be provided by Mantovani & His Orchestra. Here he is in 1958 with an arrangement of “Charmaine” you can almost pour on a waffle, sure to send the beatniks bolting for the nearest espresso cafe. — CC