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Slate article on summer clothing

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http://www.slate.com/id/2121380/ What is it about summer that occasions the shameless abandonment of propriety and taste? The "tube top," the plastic "jelly" shoe, and the "Daisy Duke" jean short all owe their existence to our seasonal lack of discrimination. Only in the summer do grown and usually well-dressed women don such juvenile and unflattering styles; only in the summer do professional and otherwise passably attired men dress as though preparing to clean out the garage. ...
 

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What is it about summer that occasions the shameless abandonment of propriety and taste? The "tube top," the plastic "jelly" shoe, and the "Daisy Duke" jean short all owe their existence to our seasonal lack of discrimination.
If the gal looks like Catherine Bach or Jessica Simpson, I'm all for Daisy Duke shorts.
 

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A lot of focus on women's clothing, which I find a good thing.

This is a big reason why I'd be interested in a women's section: so I can rag on trends in women's fashion like short shorts, panchos and rolled-up make-your-own-capri jeans.
 

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If the gal looks like Catherine Bach or Jessica Simpson, I'm all for Daisy Duke shorts.
Wouldn't she look much better in a mini-skirt?
 

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I don't know who Amanda Fortini is but I glad to hear that I'm not alone in thinking all of this. I remember her essay on low-rise pants from when it originally appeared and agreed completely with her back then as well.
 

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Great quote from the article:

And when, one summer night on the subway platform in New York City, a street musician took one look at my dusty toes and began to improvise a song with the refrain "Lovely Girl With Dirty Feet," I vowed to save the flip-flops for the beach.
 

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