[LMB] Mr. Prof Lord Auditor Vorthy's suit and fashion

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Fri Nov 6 22:36:50 GMT 2020



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From: "Howard Brazee" <howard at brazee.net>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Mr. Prof Lord Auditor Vorthy's suit and fashion

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>>  On Nov 6, 2020, at 3:24 PM, WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
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>>  “Professor Vorthys lumbered in, dressed for the day in his comfortable rumpled suit, scarcely more form-fitting than his pajamas. It was tailor-made garb, appropriate to his status as an Imperial Voice, but he must, Miles reflected, have driven his tailor to despair before coaxing just the fit he wanted, With lots of room in the pockets, as he'd once explained to Miles while the Professora rolled her eyes heavenward. Vorthys was stuffing data disks into these capacious compartments. "Are you ready, Miles? ImpSec just called to say they'll have an aircar and driver waiting for us at the West Locks.”
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>>  Excerpt From: Lois McMaster Bujold. “Miles in Love.” iBooks.
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>>  Right after Miles gets Niki out of the bathroom. Some tailors and men’s clothing salesmen think pockets should be empty,
>>  as putting stuff in them ruins the lines. I find this attitude most annoying, not to say impractical.
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>I wonder if there could be a technology that could help clothing not distort with heavy stuff in the pockets.
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>Clothing technology has changed considerably in the past.   Stuff will fit better than what we see in Star Trek!--
I consider the purpose of clothing is to prevent me from being arrested for indecent exposure, and to provide a medium for pockets. I am not a fashion plate.

Harvey




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