“I know I look like a wanker. I enjoy looking like a wanker. Looking like a wanker is a basic human right and a huge part of having a signature style. I have always looked like a wanker. I looked like a wanker when I wore plaid bondage outfits in 1978. I looked like a wanker when I dressed like a pirate during the early-’80s New Romantic era. I am sure I will die looking like a wanker. I never subscribed to the idea of good taste: It’s a subjective concept promoted by fashion scribes to oppress the rest of us. Dressing age-inappropriately is, so they say, in poor taste, and it’s vulgar. This is exactly why I celebrate it.”— Simon Doonan wrote an enjoyable counterpoint to articles (and, um, websites) that advise people to dress tastefully and age appropriately.
Your Flip-Flops Are Grossing Me Out
They’re unsightly, unhygienic, and unfit for public display.
“These aren’t just shirts; they’re vehicles of self-mortification, sackcloth and ashes adorned with stripes and spread collars.”— Slate’s Daniel Akst gets non-iron shirts right.