Posted April 22 2009 - 05:16 PM
| Originally Posted by Jerry Almeida |
"Yankee", as in American.
When someone uses "Yankee" in the pejorative, he's typically either not an American or from one of the old Confederate states. Since Will is neither of those, why would he use such a title?
| Suit-pants may as well have a "do not buy" tag on them along with their "do not wash - dry clean only" tag, since besides the inability to wash them, they aren't suitable for walking outdoors -- they're only good in a controlled-temperature environment (they can be freezing when worn outdoors, or, if wool, terribly hot, and can't stop wind). And moreover, they are even more fragile and expensive than khakis. Bend down on one knee to unplug something from your power-strip, and there goes the knee of the suit-pants. |
You've hit on what I think is a BIG reason why jeans are so popular--low maintenance! You don't have to get them pressed or dry cleaned, they're not fragile, etc. Suits are a lot of bother.
Posted April 23 2009 - 01:43 AM
| Originally Posted by Bruce Hedtke |
I disagree. The reception part of a wedding should be considered informal, if you're not part of the wedding party. I mean, once all the drinking and dancing starts up, the shirts get untucked, the ties fly off, any hair that was specifically styled for the wedding is ruined...mostly it ends up as something just north of a college toga party.
Some may end up that way, but most receptions surely don't start off that way. Most of the recepetions I've gone to have been quite the formal affair...unless we're talking about the basement of some sort of local club, any wedding hall'd reception should at least be denim free.
| If I'm going to have to deal with the drunk who wanders around the dance floor spilling his drink on anyone in his path, I'd rather he spilled it on my jeans and not my far more expensive and far more fragile dress pants. |
That's kind of backwards thinking, don't you think? You're going to dress down for a reception on the off chance that someone may spill a drink on your pants? If some drunk ruins my pants, I make him pay to claen/replace them; I don't "play it safe" by dressing down.