AN ESSAY IN ATTITUDES
Admiral, Bittersweet buttonhole: Pretty boys, witty boys,You may sneerAt our disintegration.Haughty boys, naughty boys,Dear, dear, dear!Swooning with affectation ...And as we are the reasonFor the Nineties being gay,We all wear a green carnation.
Now, if this dear old queen had said cuff links were common, or whatever it was silly Mr Haslam said, one would be inclined to take his diktat a bit more seriously.F E von S
Cufflinks are worn in the US as status markers, usually by ambitious middle class types who utilise them as a relatively cheap and easy way to attain a certain level of sartorial sophistication-- undeserved of course--a pose invariably divulged by the shoddy quality of their suits and shoes (RTW, usually). Expensive cufflinks can not compensate for shitty tailoring and poor taste in off-the-shelf shoes. Not all of us are fooled so easily. And some of us simply don't like cufflinks. LBF
I must put this one onto my reading list. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
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