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NYTimes Article - Looking Good: The Sequel

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/fashion/30CODES.html October 30, 2008 Dress Codes Looking Good: The Sequel By DAVID COLMAN IF you've been nagged by a vague late-1970s feeling lately, you are not alone. It is not just that, with the economy cratering, there are scary parallels between the Bush and Carter administrations. The men's wear scene is feeling it, too. Flip through the pages of a GQ from 30 years ago and you come across eerily familiar trends. The magazine proclaimed 1978 "The Year of the Short." On the May cover a model wore a "summer scarf," and in November the men's pants were all tucked into tall outdoorsy boots. For fall, the magazine celebrated a clash of layers, textures and colors that folded a European sense of sophistication into a sporty all-American look. In case you don't have your checklist handy, all are current fashion trends.
 

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Yawn.

Goes to show you that there is nothing new in fashion, and that the industry exist by recycling stuff and counting on people's need to spend.
 

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Notably there is no mention of the Hix book "Man Alive," which features very 80's looks. The implication that today men, or just the style-conscious young men, are looking much like men from thirty years ago has little basis in reality.
 

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