Wednesday, July 4, 2012
It is of course fairly self-serving but a 1940 issue of The Tailor and Cutter magazine (thanks to Eric Musgrave for passing along the image) made the claim that good clothes were said to have an invigorating, refreshing, and/or restorative effect. And though styles have changed, the feeling has not.
I believe we all get some small pleasure in the morning when we don well cut and complementary clothes. Some days they may be more resplendent, but a pair of drivers or boat shoes worn sockless with a polo shirt and Gurkha shorts does the trick quite nicely thank you so long as they are appropriate for the day's activities, clean, pressed, and properly fitted (if only a man could find something other than army surplus Gurkhas these days, and I do not mean those Engineered Garments versions that were obviously designed to frighten small children).
Be invigorated, refreshed and restored this Fourth of July. Wear good clothes.