Jacket (Not) Required

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 in Trends | 0 comments

Jacket (Not) Required
by Steve Garbarino, The Wall Street Journal
Apr. 10, 2011

The dress codes abided and enforced at ceremonies of formality and occasion have become mostly unspoken, unwritten or loosened like so many Hermès ties.

Remember those days as a strapping young lad when your parents would announce with Ozzie and Harriet-like pride that they were taking you out “somewhere special” to celebrate a birthday, a straight-A report card or a home-run hit?

Those rare times when you didn’t mind getting gussied up, spit-polishing your saddle shoes and donning that Kennedy-esque blue blazer with the brass buttons? Even though you probably ordered off the kids’ menu, they were elegant moments to cherish.

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