Letters: Fashion is out of control – The Advocate

No marvel America is going within the tank. It’s an perspective downside that began with “informal Friday.” Simply go searching. It’s in all places. Don’t imagine me? Verify out what was known as “excessive style” advertisements and magazines. I've a brand new identify for them, “low style.” Perhaps I can show it to you. Some of the newest advertisements or articles present profitable rich males in nice-wanting new fits, however with pants which have belt traces manner too low and trouser legs that appear like they belong on a man a couple of foot taller. You may inform that by wanting on the bunched-up materials dragging the bottom across the footwear, which may hardly be seen in any respect.

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Subsequent, you’ll discover a man strolling into somebody’s workplace with the latest “untucked” fad — slacks, sports activities jacket, and a pleasant shirt left untucked beneath his sports activities jacket. Ladies have been sporting the untucked and layered search for years. However males? Guys appear like slobs after they do it. Actually not very businesslike is it? I certain wouldn’t count on anybody to do enterprise with me if I walked into an government’s workplace wanting like that. Would you? I can see sporting a shirt untucked, I’ve finished it myself heaps of occasions, however solely on very informal events, definitely not on an appointment.

To make issues worse, girls have picked up on this new “informal Friday” perspective and to prime it off, they pay large bucks for it. Women have been shopping for good denims, pants, slacks and shorts for years. However for some cause, they’ve determined it’s actual cute to pay much more for them if they've large or little frayed holes in them. Really, some males are doing the identical factor, should you can imagine that. What’s that every one about? I've a pair of denims with a small frayed gap, however that’s as a result of they’re so outdated time and put on and tear have taken their toll on them.

The entire level is that “informal Friday” has created such an perspective of laziness that some aren't taking their lives and tasks severely sufficient, which has led to quite a few issues in lots of areas of life.

Let’s deliver “informal Friday” again to Fridays.

William H. Lee II

semi-retired insurance coverage salesman

Baton Rouge

Letters: Fashion is out of control - The Advocate