[LMB] Woman's clothes vs Men's redux

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Tue Nov 24 05:24:18 GMT 2020


Since I retired, I haven’t worn a tie or a suit. Weekday wear is blue jeans in the winter and shorts in the summer. Sunday-go-to-meeting is dress slacks and a collared shirt. On the Sunday’s I have security guard duty, I go with my weekday cloths. When I stream the service from home, I go with jeans.
When I was working I had to wear dress slacks, collared shirt, and sometimes a tie. On occasion, I would mess up those clothes. Once, Gayle said, “I thought you had a desk job.” I replied, “Sometimes it’s a crawling around under the desk job.”

Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Woman's clothes vs Men's redux

Women were willing to buy, wear, and maintain clothing that's delicate and
needs careful handling.  And so women's clothing is delicate and needs
careful handling.

Men haven't generally been involved with the kinds of labor that require
coarse, strong clothing that can get filthy for... generations.   Although
obviously there are those sorts of jobs, the middle class has been around
for a while.  (Rapidly shrinking now... but that's an economics tangent for
another day.)

That cartoonist has the right idea.

Matt G.
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