Atlantic Monthly Volume 111

Atlantic Monthly Volume 111

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...our pajamas to remember that we used to wear night No, it is one thing to remember, but another to mention. Men did not wear pajamas then. In reading history It "s hard to think of famous men Each in a robe de nuit! And as a matter of fact we kept the leisure class sartorially on the run, for as fast as the unhappy leisure class invents 'something different' in the way of clothing, the lively manufacturer copies it for the rest of us. More than that, we resemble the advertisements. Nature again seems to be imitating art, for many of us are beginning to look like the heroes of popular fiction, made over by the same illustrators to be the heroes of popular advertisements. More than that again, we pursue bargains and are not ashamed to be caught at it. Inform us of a reduction sale of cravats and we are there in a hurry, some of us trying to match the delicate shade of our bargain neckwear with the half-hose at the next counter. Truly a remarkable revolution! whose material proof lies in the fact that any Sunday magazine can proclaim us nationally the best-dressed and best-kept men in the world without arousing our immediate indignation. So far, however, we have not been referred to advertisingly as 'milord in his boudoir.' Probably, too, in the secret designs of Providence, it is well that we should eventually all look alike. The idea, scornfully repudiated when advanced by some of the earlier socialists, is in visible process of acceptance, and even the 'something different' in our clothing helps the movement when we all wear it together. The number of tailors which it now takes to make a man is beyond computation, but their tendency is unquestionably to make one man very like another. Life, it has been said, is the more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961668
  • 9781236961662