Homage or Fromage?

We’ve all discussed the dangers of slipping over into costume, but there is also something to be said for comfort. For a meeting today, my second day out of the hospital (diverticulitis, ugh), I didn’t feel up to donning a suit and the muggy, damp weather wasn’t helping things at all. So I slipped on a pair of grey worsted, side-tabbed trousers and my Hackett sweater, my cotton/silk neckerchief and a pair of loafers.

The question is whether this slips into costume? If so, is it because a similar outfit was worn by no less a sartorial icon than our own Mr. Grant in “To Catch a Thief”? Or is it because casual dressing on this scale is passé in today’s denim focused casual culture? In short is this an homage or just cheesy looking?



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