There are two ways to wear a bow-tie or a tweed jacket: as if it is the most natural thing in the world, or as a deliberate and self-conscious bit of drag. The problem is that there are very few people today for whom bow-ties and tweed jackets do come naturally. For everyone else, it’s drag it has to be drag and drag isn’t serious.
Drag isn't serious? I wouldn't say that around here if I were you. As for tweed, Atlantic editors still pull it off effortlessly. Every once in a while.
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