A long-time question of mine finally answered: Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day? The article says that the number of rich Americans increased dramatically around 1900. In order to distinguish the old rich from the new rich, the old rich started creating all sorts of new fashion codes. One of them: you can only wear white between Memorial and Labor Days.
By the 1950s, the rule was fixed for America as a whole.
Okay, stupid reason. I might still don my macho white sports jacket . . . at least until September 21st.
I love paradoxical essay titles and I love Leisure the Basis of Culture. I couldn’t help but click on this piece: Leisure the Basis of Labor.
Whew, one conservative Canadian declares that sports are dead. I don’t think he’s right, but he does raise some valid points . . . and the acid is always fun to read.