“Well, the ubiquitous uniform nowadays seems to call for cargo shorts, T-shirt and hyper-designed running shoes. It’s a decent enough look, I suppose, if your only goal is comfort. And all those expandable pockets do come in handy for all the stuff—water bottle, latest iPad or iPhone, keys, antidepressant medication—so many of us seem to cart around with us these days.”
-G. Bruce Boyer on shorts in The Rake. Photograph of George C. Marshall on the porch of his summer cottage at Fire Island, 1939.