Friday, December 18, 2009
Shirt Cuff Length
- no wrists, even when you reach out to shake someone's hand
- no shins or calves, even when you cross your leg
- no throat
Why is this a goal? I have no idea. But in the mid- to late 1800s, it would have been unthinkable to greet visitors when you were undressed--that is, wearing only slacks, a dress shirt, a waistcoat, and a necktie.
Office holiday party this afternoon. Wearing my favorite suit (slim-cut gray Hickey from Filene's), white Paul Fredrick pinpoint Oxford shirt with barrel cuffs (because I'm evidently playing guitar to accompany Christmas carols and French cuffs get in the way of both hands), a deep maroon/burgundy Calvin Klein slim tie in a full Windsor that is nevertheless tiny, OTC gray socks with an argyle pattern, and my shined-up black cap-toes. Feeling like a million bucks.