One of my favorite old Laurence Fellows illustrations. Sadly, we almost never see a man dressed this well on flights now.
"I like to look nice, but I have so little time." Balderdash! If only I had a dime for every time I heard that excuse from friends, acquaintances, and strangers of the male persuasion.
Here's a little secret that's really not a secret at all. It doesn't take much time to look more pulled together than most guys these days do. And if you like to look nice, then it pays to take five or ten more minutes to shave, brush/comb your hair after showering, tuck in your shirt, and put on a belt with your jeans for God's sake.
And hey, if you don't like pressing your own shirts, drop off a load at the dry-cleaners each Friday afternoon and pick up those waiting for you. Add a sports jacket to the mix when you're headed out, or during normal Monday through Friday business hours, and you will already look more pulled together than just about anyone else who might cross your path. In any case, do yourself and the people with whom you share your life a favor and step up your daily attire game a bit.
You see? It's not that hard to look "nice" even during the evenings and on the weekend. And you'll notice that there has been no mention whatsoever of suits and neckties. Perish the thought! Um, that's a joke, son.
The cut of these suits in this illustration is absolute perfection to my eye. Would that it were easier to find stuff like this in 2016.
When was the last time you witnessed a wedding party that looked this good? We wore morning dress for my maternal uncle's afternoon wedding in May 1982 and succeeded only in looking like a troop of rental penguins, at best, when I occasionally come across a faded photograph from that time.
A little over the top, perhaps, or everyday in 2016, but I like it nonetheless. Herringbone tweed maybe?