Originally Posted by clubman
I guess that it is interesting provoking reactions
; even as a small kid I once threw stones at a gaggle of geese, which then turned on me and I had to run like billy-o.
This time you are throwing stones at a hornet's nest. I suspect you took umbrage at Manton's aside about Prince Philip. Fair enough, I suppose. As so often, it is a question of whose ox is being gored. Having said that, I will not
have you two fighting. You are both leading experts and published authors. You are uniquely situated to have some extremely interesting discussions which I -- and possibly even the rest of the forum, not that that matters -- will enjoy immensely. We are not going to sabotage them before they get started. So say "sorry", shake hands and get on with it!
Originally Posted by Will C.
As for the white/black tie with DJ problem: in the 21st century, it seems questionable to me to declare it 'incorrect' to wear a white bow with DJ. If it was accepted for a good half-century before the 1920s, it seems nothing more than a matter of declaring your historical allegiances. One man has Edwardian taste, the next man has mid-century taste.
Oh, goody! I can break out my frock coat and knee breeches. No, wait! Even better! My toga! They really look quite dignified, when you think about it.