Oh Man! Let’s Not Dress Up

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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7 Responses

  1. Jaybird says:

    The past is another country.Report

    • Kolohe in reply to Jaybird says:

      Eh, you could replace this scene today with ‘cargo shorts or khakis’ instead of ‘work clothes or white tie’.Report

      • Jaybird in reply to Kolohe says:

        “You told me you weren’t going to wear slacks!”
        “You told me that you weren’t going to wear a shirt that buttoned down all the way!”Report

      • Michael Cain in reply to Kolohe says:

        I am having dinner with some of my former colleagues this evening. They’re still working; I am retired; they’ll be wearing business attire of some sort. I’m trying to decide if I should wear a gaudy Hawaiian shirt, or my formal one.

        The shirt is one my sister gave me while she and her family were living in Hawaii. That’s how she described it: “Formal, suitable for serious weddings, but not funerals.” She offered to send me a set of formal swim trunks if I needed them.Report

    • North in reply to Jaybird says:

      Yeah when I think that business attire they’re talking about is suit and tie and that was considered “dressing down”?? Yee god(ess?)’s I am glad I live in this era.Report

      • James K in reply to North says:

        The thing about suits though is that they’re really flattering, especially if you get them adjusted so they fit well.

        I’ve never worn tails, but I wonder if it similar for them.Report

        • Kolohe in reply to James K says:

          All this also made a lot more sense when the geographic center of population was somewhat further north.

          Wearing a suit in DC, much less Atlanta, Houston, Charlotte, and anywhere in Florida, is not pleasant for almost half the year.Report