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 Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth dressed well for a country steeple-chase

PDV - May 3, 2006

Do wear dignified clothing even on casual occasions
Most of the casual ways of dressing today were introduced under the pretext of practicality: "Since we are going to a non-ceremonial event, let us avoid wearing anything that constrains our movements: coats and ties, long-sleeve shirts, dress shoes, etc." I believe this is a phony reason. We can and should go to casual events dressed with dignity - as all civilized people did until the unfortunate Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.

Proof is found above, where we see Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip following a country steeple-chase. To have a better view of the race, Philip sits on top of the vehicle, but even on this occasion he wears a tie and buttoned jacket. He looks quite comfortable, doesn't he?

An egalitarian person reading this commentary may protest: "You are elitists, always taking your models from the European nobility!" Not so fast, please. Below, you have a photo of Americans, the Kennedys, at an informal garden party wearing their ties and buttoned jackets, the same as Philip...

Do be dignified and dress properly at all times.

Elaine M. Jordan

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