Originally Posted by J. Cogburn
Agreed Doc. But being better-dressed than 99% of the population is not a particularly high standard these days, now is it? Yeah, it could be spezzatura. But more often than not, it's probably ignorantura. If I saw a guy coming into my office for a meeting with a plain worsted DB and an oxford BD, I would think that he's a Goober and that his clueless wife or girlfriend is probably dressing him. He has enough money to afford the good-fitting DB but not enough sense to know how to dress. Then I would cold-cock him. But that's just me.
I understand what you're saying, but I think it's pretty easy to tell when a guy knows what he's doing. Conversely, it's pretty easy to tell when a guy doesn't know what he's doing. These days, the gulf between the two is so wide that those collar buttons are even tinier than they were before, if you take my meaning. If Vox, say, walked into your office wearing a DB with a BD and a bowtie, I imagine the fit of his suit, the quality of his shoes, and his choice of accessories would make a pretty compelling case that his collar selection was not at all ignorantura. I'd much rather see that sort of quirk and eccentricity than yet another fellow in a ghastly pastel point collar shirt and square-toed, corrected-grain Kenneth Cole frankenshoes.