Style: A Eulogy by G. Robert Ogilvy

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November 2, 2013 by Ville Raivio

G. Robert Ogilvy, who pens himself down as ‘Essayist and critic by night. Young fogey. Agent provocateur.’, has a talent for acerbic prose. His eulogy for style chuckles, raises eyebrows in delight and comes with plenty of quoteworthy chapters. Attached are two. Follow the link for many more.

‘It defies logic. People who’ve clearly never been to the gym only ever wear gym clothing. People who’ve never even cut their own grass dress like migrant farm workers. Women wear push-up bras to funerals. Men rarely wear neckties, and when they do, they buy them from Donald Trump. There are even people who think Birkenstocks are cool.’

‘Clothing which was once considered underwear — like tank tops, leggings, or pajama bottoms — is now considered appropriate clothing to wear while grocery shopping or going to the bank. You know how exhausting it is to button a shirt.’

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