an essay in attitudes
Great photo, where did you find it?
There's a lot of profit in making vagrants look fashionable, or in the case of Abercrombie & Fitch, the fashionable look like vagrants. Nice that you are holding back the barbarians at the gate!
I see people stumble around my college in ludicrous A&F/JW tracksuit bottoms and hoodies, etc. They seem to be labouring under the misconception that high-class brands make one well-dressed, or 'cool', without requiring any attention to appearance. How the mighty have fallen! What did you wear in your college days, LBT?
Anonymous ~ I came across this ad whilst looking through style archives for pics of spectator shoes. The contrast with today's A&F is striking, I think.Sandra ~ I agree. But did you notice The Sartorialist deleted my comment? Honestly, I thought the man was a vagrant, but apparently he is a well-known clothing salesman or something. I had no idea (honestly)! The barbarians are not only at the gate, they have come through the gate and are making themselves at home. I am merely going along for the ride.Benedict ~ I'm glad to hear you're putting up a resistance. At college I generally wore old dress shirts, tattersall shirts, rugby shirts, etc. For trousers I wore moleskins, cords, and jeans. Lots of jumpers and tweed jackets. Occasionally an old tweed suit. Suede brogues and loafers. Nothing spectacular, I'm afraid.
I miss the old outfitter/haberdasheries, especially A&F...and thanks for the kind words.
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