Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Parenthetically, I think of "right off the boat" and "hayseeds" as denoting two very different kinds of lack of sophistication.
I don't necessarily disagree with your assessment, but as you're more knowledgeable and articulate about such matters than I, I'd be interested in your take on precisely what about their outfits give this impression.
I think the man on the right in particular displays both kinds.
His hair was cut several months ago by a female relative and his clothing has not been pressed since he boarded. The necktie and trousers are hand-me-downs from a much taller cousin.
I think the jacket sleeves are probably also too long but they are so wrinkled that they are riding up.
I also dislike the shoe color with the suits, but that's my personal taste. :-)