Originally Posted by Fritz
LK, I must say I am a bit disappointed by this. I thought you understood the importance of insouciance. Telling some medic to not cut your clothes seems rather petit bourgeois. When you go down, you must do so in style, and that includes sacrificing your vintage Huntsman, if needs be, without batting an eye. Even if you cry on the inside.
Au contraire; it shows care of one's appearance. However, I will admit, there is a certain style in self-sacrifice such as you might find in a resplendently attired general charging into battle; but I also read that Wellington was a bit of a dandy who had his boots polished on the battlefield, and then you had Napoleon who would bring huge amounts of scent and snuff into battle.