nude clothiers

It’s not the DRESS that makes you look fat.  It’s the FAT that makes you look fat!   (Al Bundy, Married With Children)

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They say clothing makes the man (or woman) but you gotta wonder if that is true.  Recently I met a millionaire that drove a rusted out ’72 Datsun pick-up, wore beat up ol’ khakis shorts and a thread bare T-shirt.  Obviously not out to impress anybody, but what did impress me was his unassuming humility.  Why aren’t more people like that?  There is also another saying that goes “dress to impress” and it seems that more people take that to heart by living beyond their means, buying expensive jewelry and clothing that they can ill afford.  Then the attitude comes out, people thinking more of themselves than they should because of mere cloth.  Weird.

One of my former employers used to classify it as “new money” and “old money”.  People with new money were generally more impatient, looked for preferential treatment and always tried to get something for nothing.  People with old money were generally kinder, more reasonable and  less demanding.  It reminds me of one of my favorite Hans Christian Andersen tales:  The Emperor’s New Clothes.

This dude goes all out to dress to the nines and strut about his kingdom puttin’ on airs.  Which is kinda strange, I mean… he was a king, right? How much more admiration could he attain?  But I guess he wanted to continue to wow his subjects with his astute ability to select royal apparel. 

Well…   as the story goes, his clothier had just about run out of fresh ideas until he had this brainstorm.  The king would traipse around nude.  Since he was a monarch, no one would dare question his choice of threads, (or threadless as it were) and he would still sit atop the fashion world as a trendsetter.  As the king moved about his kingdom, all his subjects averted their eyes while oohing and aahing over the emperor’s new clothes.  All went well until an innocent child cried out something to the effect of… “Hey, the pervert’s naked!”  to which everyone began to laugh and the embarrassed (literally) king hurried back to his castle.

I’m not saying I don’t enjoy a nicely dressed person, someone who takes a little pride in their appearance.  But I hate the recent look of clothes made for a large person being worn by a 65 pound rail thin individual.  Clothes that need constant adjusting…  usually pulled up.  I imagine that fashion started with hand-me-downs from older siblings to younger, smaller ones.  Like Mr T wearing socks that didn’t match to show poor kids it was cool.  I think he just grabbed out of his sock drawer without paying attention,  got caught in public and needed an excuse. 

So I’m predicting nude clothiers aren’t too far down the road, I mean… we’ve just about run out of options for original fashion attire.  Fortunately for me (and everyone else)… I’ve never been one to follow the latest trends.

But I might if she’s cute…

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3 Responses to “nude clothiers”

  1. Austin Says:

    I have to disagree, when there is “old money” the person seems to expect others to “know who they are” and do as they wish. They expect more not less and are not as kind as one might mistakenly think. They believe that people can be purchased, that their money can get them out of trouble and so on. New money seems to disappear rather quickly because the person doesn’t know how to manage it. Lotter winners are a good example of this. The only thing old money has over new money is a family name….a family name and generations of money along with a whole closet full of secrets. But most importantly there is no blanket rule as to how people will behave with old or new money but in general a superiority complex comes with old money.

    Austin of Sundrip Journals

  2. chrisfiore5 Says:

    well austin, I have to respect your opinion but my experience has taught me that “new money has attitude while old money has fortitude.” peace.

  3. Montessori Kindergarten Says:

    Montessori Kindergarten

    Sie wurde von der Universitt Amsterdam mit dem Ehrendoktor und als auerordentliche Hochschulprofessorin gewrdigt und mit dem Orden von Oranien und Nassau ausgezeichnet.

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