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Here is an article arguing that denim is a national disgrace, the uniform of the inauthentic and hypocritical.  George Will contributes to the discussion here, suggesting as a general rule that: ‘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.’

I don’t live up to that.  But I am proudly denim-less.  In fact, believe it or not, I have not even owned a pair of jeans since the 6th grade.

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4 Comments

  1. Verrrrry funny. I’ll be sure to wear my dress slacks to construction yard next time. :P ha

    I do enjoy dressing up, or not wearing high school slacker attire that I throw on out of laziness. Its something I’ve discovered when giving speeches and whatnot, I like the class and ease about dressing well, and would do so even (or especially) if I were performing a Death/Black metal show (some like Carcass from Averse Sefira wear good clothes). Then again, the durability is always a problem and when I’m working with large pipes and hoses, cleaning pumps or in the audience of said metal shows, the denim just works best.

    All that said, I will never make any apologies or excuses for the schmucks* that wear women’s clothing, particularly girl cut tight jeans, in order to look ‘radical’ or ‘ironic’.

    *I mean guys, girls can do whatever if they aren’t doing the lowrider nonsense.

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  2. Rob says:

    …those who carry the treasure of faith easily deceive because their external appearance has a striking resemblance to that which both infinite resignation and faith deeply disdain — to bourgeois philistinism. — Fear and Trembling

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  3. Clay says:

    This smells like a communist plot….. I’ll never give up my denim pants. Maybe my denim jacket.

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