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A fashion for slobbishness?
21 May 2013 10:59 AM
Have we - the clothes-wearers of Great Britain - let standards slide? In the early 20th century you couldn't possibly leave the house without a hat on. By 2013, it seems, you can wear whatever you feel like, wherever you go. (Like this). (Or this). Jezebel's Laura Beck, who found a Notre Dame class on America's own sartorial downfall, 'A Nation of Slobs', takes aim at lazy dressing in a post for the site today:
"I'm not sure which is better", she says "the booze and pearls of 1965, or the protein shakes and sports bras-as-tops of 2013.
"It's nice to not feel confined to such strict wardrobe guidelines, but it's also nice to not stand in line at Trader Joe's behind a man wearing Snoopy boxers and a t-shirt that says, 'Free breathalyzer exam, blow here' with an arrow pointing to his crotch."
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