Friday, December 9, 2011

Color: Casual, With Black-And-White References Which Also Entail Color

We can avail ourselves of so many more options in casualwear.  We can obtain the pieces more inexpensively (everything shown here cost less than $30).  And we can throw them together somewhat indiscriminately.  I called this the Christmas Outfit after I put it on because the pants (Banana Republic outlet) are sort of green and the sweater (...Banana Republic outlet) is reddish-orange.

The other blogs for folks who wear traditionally male clothing are obsessed quality over quantity.  In practice, this means one Japanese-knit $200 cashmere sweater, manufactured by a company whose marketing department managed to get the bloggers' attention, instead of six outlet cotton sweaters.  Sure, there are ethical issues to consider before buying inexpensive clothing--living wage and safe conditions for the workers overseas, for example.  If you have $200 to spend on a sweater, excellent.  For some of us, that means buying one sweater per year.  For those of us with style blogs, that seems...restrictive.

Anyway, socioeconomic concerns are a topic for another post once I've had some time to woolgather on the topic.  Meanwhile, picture this outfit on a feminine-presenting person whom you find attractive, and tell me that it wouldn't work just as well for them.

On a related note, firefighters at Pearl Harbor during WWII:


Second from the left--could that be Grace Park's grandmother? Thanks to Jezebel for linking to the photo.


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    Not actually DURING the attack, but at Pearl Harbor. Great story regardless. Shades of Iwo Jima.

  3. I ripped the photo off for my own blog.  Thanks for the link.

    And, nice tie.

    Merry Christmas.

    Regards  —  Cliff


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