This right here. I always admired the way men dressed then and I occasionally aspired to it in my professional life as a musician, but too often let myself be lazy and just got in with everyone else. After losing a bunch of weight during the pandemic I decided that I would come back to work and begin dressing as well as possible at all times (like all my heroes did), including in my free time (although I'm decidedly more casual there... I do live in New Orleans where it's hot 2/3 out of the year after all).Absolutely abhorrent. My father wore a tie and dress shoes every weekday, and occasionally on weekends. I carry that same torch. Formal dress, especially dress shoes,
should not go the way of the dodo.
I remember as a child watching old movies and thinking, "one day, I want to dress like those gentlemen".
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Sometimes I'm in a suit and other cats on the gig are in jeans and a tank top, but I just don't worry about it. I found a treasure trove of old fashion illustrations from Esquire from its inception that I use for inspiration, and since it's hot as balls here during the summer and not all the clubs are that well air conditioned, I have been having fun playing with daytime resort wear inspired looks (but no shorts, and usually a jacket, just not always a shirt and tie).
Anyway, keep fighting the good fight!