Thursday, 25 August 2011

True Style

From a 1939 advertisement.

Jesus Christ and Buddha are two famous proponents of True Style, which needs to be beneficently directed outwards, and neither was a clothes-horse or a 'performer'. Anybody with enough cash can be well clothed; being well dressed is something more but being well dressed is never more than a slight clue to the style within. Even as a slight clue it is an uncertain one at that because a well dressed man might just be a popinjay or a dissembler or even totally obnoxious and there are many brilliant and good-hearted scruffs. Moreover, I dare say that Lucifer himself is resplendent in a purple satin-lined opera cloak and Lincoln Bennett opera hat; at least, he was the last time he dropped by.

1 comment:

  1. M. Patrick Mills27 August 2011 at 03:01

    Just so, truth be told, sound men are in short supply; it is regrettable that western society appears to produce popinjays and poltroons in abundance. Twain was quite wrong to suggest that cloths maketh the man; quite correct to observe that naked people have little or no influence on society.