February 06, 2011

Get Dressed.

Some people think of dressing up or being polite as a burden. They think having to wear a tie or use the right fork or send a thank-you card is a kind of shackle. To these people I say: Getting out of bed is a shackle. If you feel that way, stay in it! Invest in a hospital gurney and wheel yourself around on it when you need to go out. I get very impatient with this whole “comfort issue” with clothing. Yes, you don’t feel as comfortable in clothes that fit as you do in your pajamas. That’s a good thing. You’re navigating a world where you need to have your wits about you. If you’re in a lackadaisical comfort haze, you can’t be engaged in the world the way you need to be.

-Tim Gunn

via Persimmon and Pink



  1. thank you for laying the smack down about dressing like slobs. I needed this.

  2. I suppose it was a smack down.

  3. "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."

    -Mark Twain.