Watching the dress code die

Discussion in 'Andy's Trad Forum' started by TKI67, May 16, 2019.

  1. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

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    It’s both bad judgement and against the forum rules to inject political commentary into clothing discussions. When you make an unnecessary, disparaging comment on an internet forum about a high-profile figure in the political arena, what good do you expect to come from it? (That’s a rhetorical question....you don’t need to answer it).
     
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  2. Kennedy Jr. Jr.

    Kennedy Jr. Jr. New Member

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    Well, good on you for taking the high road. You could have simply ignored my aside and focused on the substance of my argument, which I think was in keeping with the OP's discussion, or ignored the thread entirely, but instead you insulted me. Thanks for the lesson in forum etiquette - I clearly have a lot to learn from you.

    One poster replies that starting the thread is annoying because we aren't fixing the Very Important Issues of America. Another replies that talking about anything but clothing means we're breaking the rules. Neither of you contributed to the discussion of the OP, whereas I did, agree with my views or not. Now, we're wasting time and space arguing about it.
     
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  3. TKI67

    TKI67 Senior Member

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    Sorry for hand wringing. I’ll confine prospective banter to warp, and woof and such.
     
  4. richard warren

    richard warren Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    For my part, I am not at all sure the US has any bigger problem than the apparent return to (post-literate) primitivism in which we are embarked.
     
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  5. Charles Dana

    Charles Dana Honors Member

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    I agree that the USA has bigger problems than the gutting of school dress codes. The thing is, if I were to try to get--in the Fashion Forum--a robust debate going about homelessness, immigration, the Republicans, the Democrats, abortion, and a really important topic--to wit, will George Clooney and his wife split up?--the moderators might be less than pleased.

    I'm pretty sure that those of us who contribute to the Fashion Forum have many more concerns besides clothing (as weird as that sounds). It's easy to think otherwise if you know us only through what we write here. So just regard our posts as constituting one small facet of our lives. There is The Interchange, after all, which is intended for--and indeed contains--the weighty stuff for those who are into heavy lifting.

    P.S. I would settle for a liberal dress code, or even just dress guidelines. What impelled my hands to start a-wringin' was learning that the Austin School District was considering letting students wear pajamas and let their underwear show. That's absurd.
     
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  6. Kennedy Jr. Jr.

    Kennedy Jr. Jr. New Member

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    Well, of course, even Tucker Carlson has been known to let his underwear show - from the bottom of his shorts, not the top ;)

    Jesting aside, I think the trap for many schools is that it's hard to make a rule for every option. "No underwear" could be a rule made to stop girls from wearing jeans that expose the tops of thongs, for example, but is the rule then applied to boxer shorts? Bra straps? Undershirts? The US Army, which does try to have a regulation for everything, ran into something similar with female hairstyles recently - in blanket banning certain hairstyles, they failed to take into account the way those hairstyles are worn by African American women. This necessitated an addition to the regulation allowing these hairstyles in that specific instance. The result is an unwieldy mess of red tape. I think dress guidelines are the way to go, rather than an exhaustive list of rules and regulations - and to return to TKI's OP, I think that to have those guidelines, we do need a commonly understood standard of what "acceptable" dress means. And I do think that community standard is changing (or perhaps slipping). Perhaps trads, with their loose yet entrenched set of conventions, could yet become a role model for the nation! :)
     
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  7. TimF

    TimF Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Taxpayer subsidized (trad) school uniforms. A tailor in every classroom!
     
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  8. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

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    Jeez Louise, I've been getting your user name wrong, as well. Sorry about that! In the future I will get it right TKI167 (Just kidding with the 167 vs 67). ;)
     
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  9. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

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    Were you kidding about the TMI vs TKI ? o_O
     
  10. Howard

    Howard Connoisseur

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    I think we dress up when the occasion arrives.
     

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