eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
Since it seems there were no objections to seasonal issues, let's all just carry on with the Tweeds:
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The mixed buttons on the same sleeve looks odd - no?
Worse than odd, the mixed buttons on a jacket sleeve strike me as a half a**ed effort to be cute. The person responsible needs to step back and grow up a bit before presuming to wear 'big boy's clothes.' Just an old man's opinion. ;)
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
^^
The tweeds are quite spectacular, but that family seems a pretty dour bunch...only one of the six grants even a hint of a smile and the dogs also appear to be frowning! It must be the tail end of a long day of all hunting and no finding. LOL. ;)
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
^^
The tweeds are quite spectacular, but that family seems a pretty dour bunch...only one of the six grants even a hint of a smile and the dogs also appear to be frowning! It must be the tail end of a long day of all hunting and no finding. LOL. ;)
Interestingly, most photos from that period show people with serious faces. It's been argued that the two reasons for this are (1) photography was new and the belief / norm / meme then was that you wanted to present yourself to "the future" as a serious person and (2) most people had not-good teeth back then and didn't want to show them by smiling.

Hence, it's possible that the director / show runners - aware of the period norm - told the actors to present themselves that way. That, or as you note, they were cranky at the end of a long day and I've way overthought this. And, let's not kid ourselves, Lady Mary - yes, arrestingly beautiful - was no lighthearted, jocular soul.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
Interestingly, most photos from that period show people with serious faces. It's been argued that the two reasons for this are (1) photography was new and the belief / norm / meme then was that you wanted to present yourself to "the future" as a serious person and (2) most people had not-good teeth back then and didn't want to show them by smiling.

Hence, it's possible that the director / show runners - aware of the period norm - told the actors to present themselves that way. That, or as you note, they were cranky at the end of a long day and I've way overthought this. And, let's not kid ourselves, Lady Mary - yes, arrestingly beautiful - was no lighthearted, jocular soul.
I look forward to, enjoy and learn from your always thoughtful and very informative replies. Thank you for that! ;)
 
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