Tuesday, April 21, 2009


George F. Will is sending the commentariat into a sustained collective conniption with his preposterously huffy raking of American denim culture. It is worth a read, whether you love or hate jeans, if only for this quote:
This is not complicated. For men, sartorial good taste can be reduced to one rule: If Fred Astaire would not have worn it, don't wear it. For women, substitute Grace Kelly.
One assumes Will scathes in good fun, and one appreciates the humor.


Tim said...

Haha...the one time in the past year or 2 I wore a jean -- to help someone paint, a girl there commented that I looked different! I'm proud of that fact :-) But, it did throw a curveball for my family because they used to have a tendency to buy jeans for me...which I"d never wear. :rolls-eye: Glad we kind of gave up on exchanging clothes for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

The Will article made me think Roland Barthes's book, Mythologies.


And that fact that I wear jeans because you have to iron pretty much every other type of pants.

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