Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A “Narrow” Minded View

During my almost 7 decades of life, I have noticed countless fashions come and go. For example, blue jeans go from tight to baggy and presently back to tight (of which my 1960’s come of age appreciates). Dress hemlines have risen and fallen. Suit lapels have gone from wide to narrow and back. One thing that has always puzzled me is that men’s ties have have gone from wide to a little less wide but never really narrow as they were in the 1960’s. Through the years I have been longing for narrow ties again because they are so much easier to tie especially with my arthritic  laden fingers. Unfortunately, ties have never reverted back to the very narrow 1960’s style. Very puzzling indeed. The irony is that since the present trend is more casual and not wearing ties, I rarely, if ever, wear a tie in church or other places. The only times I have worn a tie over the last few years is when I attend funerals. Therefore; for the present, it doesn’t matter if ties ever go back to narrow again since I so rarely wear one anyway. At least that’s one less thing for me to be concerned about for now. As to when basketball uniform shorts will ever go back to the old masculine short tight style and not look like culottes (ugh) as they presently do, is another matter entirely.
Bonus link! An old story from my website that is germane to this subject:

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