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Help a socialist dress

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Allen, May 5, 2013.

  1. Digmenow

    Digmenow Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    The Land of Pleasant Living
    Highest marks for this post from the thread collective.
  2. Roycru

    Roycru Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2013
    Los Angeles
    As you asked about "Socialist" style rather than about "Communist" style, perhaps dressing like Marx or Engels would solve your dilemma. People unfamiliar with early Socialism might think that you are going for more of a Goth or Steampunk look, which should solve any problems should you encounter any Capitalists.

    You could go around at the event and let people know that they had nothing to lose but their chains, although apparently at least one early Victorian Capitalist, Jacob Marley, also had chains. You might accidentally help a Capitalist lose their chains.

    If that happens, you might want to suggest to everyone that each according to their ability should give to each according to their needs, but this idea might lead to an orgy, which Marx probably wouldn't approve of.

    It might be best to keep it simple, and just wear a suit and a London School Of Economics tie.

    Good luck and have fun.....
  3. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2005
    Menlo Park, CA
    I actually met Salvador Dali on New Years Eve at a Bar on the upper East
    Side of Manhattan. It was at Allen's, if I recall. He was wearing a tux, a satin-lined
    evening cape and carrying a cane. I was with my future wife, her cousin and my
    friend. We toasted each other.

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