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The American media is abuzz with interpretations of what Melania Trump might have meant by donning a white pantsuit to her husband’s first State of the Union speech. If you want to read a particularly clever analysis, try the article … Continue reading
What exactly is a “slacks suit”? It isn’t quite what we mean by a pantsuit these days, a matching pair of pants and jacket with the versatility of a man’s suit. In the 1930s, when the term emerged as a … Continue reading
I have always considered Amy Vanderbilt (1908-1974), America’s mid-century manners maven, something of a fussbudget. Consider her 1952 advice on evening meals: “Every woman should change for dinner, if only into a clean house dress…Fresh clothes and makeup, even if … Continue reading
Today Times Square in New York City looks very different than it did before its big clean up in the 1990s. It used to be a hub of prostitution, adult bookstores, and sex shows. You can see evidence if you … Continue reading