Know What You Like, and What You Don’t
Apparently, John F. Kennedy’s suit preferences were set in stone by the time he was elected President, as demonstrated in this letter to one G.H. Cook from Kennedy’s press secretary, Pierre Salinger. It’s true that outside of photos of Kennedy in uniform you don’t see depictions of him in anything other than single-breasted jackets. I don’t know what Cook was suggesting, exactly, but it’s good to know that not all suggestions on what to wear (from constituents or girlfriends or sales associates) are right for you, and that advice on the subject can be gracefully declined.
-Pete

Know What You Like, and What You Don’t

Apparently, John F. Kennedy’s suit preferences were set in stone by the time he was elected President, as demonstrated in this letter to one G.H. Cook from Kennedy’s press secretary, Pierre Salinger. It’s true that outside of photos of Kennedy in uniform you don’t see depictions of him in anything other than single-breasted jackets. I don’t know what Cook was suggesting, exactly, but it’s good to know that not all suggestions on what to wear (from constituents or girlfriends or sales associates) are right for you, and that advice on the subject can be gracefully declined.

-Pete

“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.”

George Saunders

George Saunders is a brilliant and insightful writer. He is also someone who I’ve met and spoken with at length several times, and each time I talk to him I am further impressed by him as a man. Smart and funny and decent. Honestly, he is a rare hero and his advice to graduates is something worth reading for all of us who hope to be better people in the world.