But--but--but--check out RL on pages 69 and 268 of "Dressing the Man." You might be surprised.
I know the picture to which you refer, Mike, and Lauren does look swell (wide, built-up shoulders to offset big head, like Cary Grant), but, but, but, he can wear whatever he wants, while the rest of us must consider the rules of proper engagement. Lauren is now a man of leisure--you and I work for a living: we loaf on holiday or on the weekends. I am not going to show up for a meeting with conservative fellows, wearing loafers with a suit. It looks cavalier, somehow, and while that might be a desirable effect among certain persons, it is not appropriate at my level. And frankly, I doubt that the future will bring much in the way of relief.... Regards, Jack