Business Fashion SensePublished by Fred • August 1st, 2008 RSS News Feed
This morning I read an article that borders on the ridiculous. According to experts at the NY Times, designers are trying to make a statement this summer by pushing the idea of suits with shorts, no-socks and penny loafers. If I hadn’t seen the insanity for myself, I probably wouldn’t believe it.. I most certainly wouldn’t be able to conceptualize the horrid style.
When the hockey star Sean Avery took an internship at Vogue earlier this summer, the work uniform that the fashion-besotted left wing chose included a shorts suit that showcased his athletic calves.
“Why go to work and be hot?” he asked last week, adding that there was no compelling business reason to look modest and dull on the job. “You can look good and not have that boring-type look,” said Mr. Avery, who signed with the Dallas Stars this summer after several seasons with the Rangers. “Why are women allowed to do it and not men?”
I write a lot about politics so I was a bit amused by the characterization of this style as being borne from “left-wing” thinking in the fashion industry. Well, it definitely is NOT conservative.. but the style isn’t really “liberal” — it’s just uhh what is the word I’m looking for.
Ahh yes, DUMB.
Well, to each their own I guess. If you’re interested in flirting with getting fired at your top notch law or accounting firm, by all means give it a try. You can read more about this business fashion blunder and the reasoning behind the fashion statement, here.