Men’s Style in Today’s NYTimes

Dressing for Success, Again

Now the tie is on the other neck. Today the well-off 55-year-old is likely to be the worst-dressed man in the room, wearing a saggy T-shirt and jeans. The cash-poor 25-year-old is in a natty sport coat and skinny tie bought at Topman for a song. Young men are embracing the “Mad Men” elements of style in a way that the older men never did, still don’t and just won’t. The result is a kind of rift emerging between the generation of men in their 20s and 30s and those in their late 40s and 50s for whom a suit was not merely square but cubed, and caring about how one looked was effeminate.

While it’s convenient to use Mad Men as an example, I think the reasons that young men are wanting to dress better are much deeper than a TV show.

When an Original Just Won’t Suffice

Did I like them enough to spend an extra $200 and enter into a long-term relationship? Or should I get the Aldens and just go have a great honeymoon? I couldn’t decide. Like many of those who are loafers by nature, I can never commit.

Get the Aldens!

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