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Wearing a suit jacket, siting down | by Jose C Silva
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Wearing a suit jacket, siting down

It’s said that Fred Astaire, upon receiving a new suit, would throw it against the wall 50 or 60 times, to show it who’s boss.

 

Since this suit is prêt-à-porter, it’s almost surely fused (aka glued) not floating canvas, so it wouldn’t learn its lesson by hitting the wall. But wearing it while typing does make it drape better later. I’ll take it to a talk at U. C. Berkeley later, so it gets used to the hippies as well.

 

The ill-at-ease feeling some people get from only wearing suits occasionally is much more a physical reality than these people think. It’s not only the psychological strangeness of the uncommon garb, it’s also the physical properties of a seldom-worn suit. Especially if it is — as is common with seldom-worn suits — not a very good suit to begin with.

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Uploaded on April 8, 2011