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A warning to the past
Breitbart´s InstaBlog, by John Hayward

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/18/2013 1:40:06 PM

In response to Is Social Media Breeding Monsters?: Another thought: there´s a passage in Mark Steyn´s most recent book where he muses that H.G. Wells´ Time Traveler, jumping forward from the latter days of the 19th century, would have been astounded at the changes the coming half-century held in store... but then rather non-plussed about the relatively modest practical improvements of the half-century after that. One of Steyn´s hypothetical observations is that the Time Traveler would be puzzled at the sight of adults walking around dressed like children, only a few decades after it was commonplace for men

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He is so absolutely right about what he says in this article. In the past these moral degenerates would have been shamed. Not anymore. The same could be said about Flacco dropping the f-bomb during a SuperBowl interview. Those of us who are offended about the direction our society is headed are treated like we are puritanical, unsophisticated rubes who must be naive enough to think swearing doesn´t occur among men, or anyone for that matter. There is a time and place for everything. You should be intelligent enough to know when it is extremely inappropriate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thomthomp, 2/18/2013 2:53:42 PM     (No. 9183398)

See the movie "Idiocracy". Instead of comedy, it may be prophecy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 2/18/2013 3:11:30 PM     (No. 9183436)

A good short blog post, and quite correct. Thanks, OP.

Disclosure: last year, fed up with how most men dress in public, I "drew a line" for myself, even though I always dressed decently. Now my usual street attire is (black) suit, solid-color shirt, tie, (black) fedora, and black wingtips. I know enough to only wear only one patterned item. I focus on striking ties, which do not have to be expensive. Taste is the key.

(Guys, think of dresswear like framed artwork -- the suit is the frame; the shirt is the mat; and the tie is the artwork, the focus. A solid-color shirt that complements the tie does wonders.)

I never fail to get approving glances, smiles, more respectful treatment, and usually, verbal complements on my appearance. YMMV.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gijohn, 2/18/2013 3:44:18 PM     (No. 9183486)

No Thank You. I´ll wear a suit for weddings and funerals. I still regard suit wearers as liars, charlatans, politicians or lawyers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/18/2013 4:48:21 PM     (No. 9183580)

Men in black suits are dishy. Also, Mark Steyn is frickin´ brilliant.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 2/18/2013 7:44:37 PM     (No. 9183845)

#3: He´p me out here. I can´t figger out whether I´m among the liars, charlatans, politicians or lawyers, based on the fact-set in #2. And how in the wide, wide world of sports do you figger it out just from "wears a suit"?

Though, until I hit on the right line of ties [and some sharp pocket squares -- de rigueur!], with my small, black-cased notebook computer in hand, I was several times asked if I were a preacher. Which is really scary!

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