I loved this line: "He is undoubtedly wearing bikini underwear, for anybody who wear boxer shorts is "a square" or "a farmer," as in, "What are you, a farmer?...." Boxers are for FARMER.
Well- brown boxers really are going a bit too far. That really is farmer territory. My father's fashion tips were implicit, but they included: 1) Be ridiculously good looking, blond, long-haired, bearded, and wear cut-offs, canvas deck shoes, and a dirty T-shirt a lot of the time as you... 2) build boats by hand... 3) which include false compartments that can be used for importing large quantities of hashish into North America in the lax climate of the 60s and 70s 4) this seems to impress women, even if you look ridiculous off the boat (I can't complain- I did get conceived) 5) have children who occasionally embarrass you by wearing ties
. Avoid them. My father and I differ in our sartorial choices, but I do have to give him some credit. He carried his (rather awful) look off with an enormous amount of confidence, and it served him well. He wore it day in and day out as a smuggler, and continued to wear it in later years, as an engineer. I'd guess that he still dresses that way. The fashion tips I picked up from my dad are simple, but they are tips I know worked in life and death situations- don't wear anything you don't mean. Don't apologize for wearing what you wear. Avoid affectation. Make the girls swoon
. Above all, your clothes are another skin, and should be worn that way. Until you feel that, you will look a bit awkward, no matter the quality or cost of your clothing. When you feel that, small defects will become advantageous. The fashion tips he didn't have to offer were- well, basically everything else. A lot of ground there