Hello there,I've been watching Mad Men for a while now (partly because of the story, but mostly to steal whatever style tips I can). However, there's one thing that's been bothering me. Whenever you…Continue
"Barefoot, tank tops and shorts. I wear a shirt so I don't gross out my 10 yr old daughter. If o had a son I'd go shirtless. An elegant yet modern way to dress would be a preppy polo shirt, nice shorts or kahkis and some…"
"Exactly. Do you dress for yourself, or do you dress for others? Especially in you own house, you can do what you like. Sometimes that's sweats with at T-shirt, sometimes that's something completely extravagant. "
"I grew up in the 50's and don't remember anyone dressing at home in a suit, etc. Maybe they did in NYC but not in Virginia. I will say it was probably a little less casual than today. But anything goes for me; I'm at home, that's…"
"If you're just hanging out around the house, what's wrong with sweats and a T shirt? Some of the Mad Men style is cool, but come on. You're hanging out at home. No need to get fancy. Plus, those guys are probably always…"
"Tell that to the people who should be fixing my heating! Funny thing is that wealthy families never had a real worry about heating. It was only about the beginning of the twentieth century (higher taxes and depleting fortunes) most people living in…"
"For me I usually wear the under layer of whatever I wore that day. In the summer it's usually a t-shirt/button down/polo and jeans, in the winter it's usually corduroy pants/jeans and a sweater of some kind. I really don't…"
"Ahaah! I often wear one out of bed until I feel like showering in the weekend. In the summer only with boxers under them, in winters with an old button down shirt and soft and flimsy pants. The robe is scarlet corduroy, and was made for my (sort of)…"
"Interesting. I know guys used to wear robes around the house (from the 1800s through to the 1950s), however now a days they've kinda gone out of fashion. I've even heard people describe house robes as being "gay", which is kinda…"
"My day consists of a wide variety of chores, some dirty work and some out-and-about. So I wear things that are functional in both because I haven't the temperament to change cloths three or four times a day. That means jeans and a decent…"
"As has been said before search of the site will show you answers posted from before. Some will dress relaxed some will not change and some will.
For myself I find taking off the work clothing and putting on casual but nice feels good and lets…"
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
"It has to do with how it is used.
A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
""if there needs to be a change, the leaders of the change should be members of the group. For self-appointed guardians to decide for other ethnicities what they should be offended by seems pretty demeaning."Of course. By the same token,…"
"Although my main concern with PC is the other uses of it as discussed above, there's an ugly underside to the terminology for groups, that we need to be aware of. Maybe we already are. Let's see.
Consider a few groups that have PC updates…"
"If PC is to be defined _only_ as using language to be kind to minority groups, then it's not conflation to link kind language to minority groups to other uses to influence political opinion. Let's just be sure we don't limit it to…"
"My ex was similar to yours. I remember when she started sleeping on the couch and I understood that she had to come back to me (or not) on her terms. I let her sleep there for several weeks and after 7 years of marriage it was painful to…"