Originally Posted by lee_44106
You guys have been unnecessarily harsh on this man and his article. My take on the article is that it was addressed to the typical American man that is constantly derided on this forum: wearing flip-flops to work, wears jacket sleeve too long and shirt sleeve too short, sports a pair of square-toe, corrected grain Kenneth Cole with rubber sole....etc. I do not agree with everything Mr. Tucker wrote, but to a beginner trying to turn away from dressing like a slob, the article is not bad. So get off your sartorial high-horses and cut the guy a break.
I think I agree with Lee--for all its faults (and I re-read the essay on the train last night after posting it; it has many faults), what would the critics say to Lee's proposition: The vast majority of people would still dress better following Mr. Tucker's advice than they would following their own muse? The fact that it contains errors, or that it has little to teach most of the people on these forums, should be set aside in answering that question.
There's a further question, of course, of whether this proposition, if accepted, would be enough to justify everything else about it. Discuss.
Here, by the way, is Tucker's "addendum," for those worried about EGs.http://blog.lewrockwell.com/lewrw/archives/000746.html