The decline in eyesight that comes with middle age does not mean one needs to be condemned to ugly drugstore reading glasses.
Especially in this time of unparalleled uncertainty, a crisp white dress shirt, a tailored jacket and a pair of polished wingtips can help remind me that all civilization is not necessarily lost and maybe even still worth celebrating a bit. Sweatpants don’t do that for me.
In an uncertain time when so much has been taken away from us, it’s nice to have a reason to get dressed, which takes away some of the sting
Getting a COVID test and buying online custom clothing during a pandemic, when in-person shopping and tailoring is limited.
My favorite pair of rigid, selvedge, raw denim Levi’s has been replaced by an imposter that insists on stretching.
One of my favorite voices on style was on NPR’s Fresh Air yesterday. Tim Gunn talked about his own approach to clothes while we’re on lockdown, his evolution on criticizing the “comfort trap” and much more. It was a great interview. (But it was Terry Gross talking to Tim Gunn. Of course it was a great interview.)