KIRBY: Dress for success and longevity

Fashion changes, but style endures.


Coco Chanel


The Wall Street Journal reports that 1990s wardrobes are back in style and guess whose closet is full of it?

For years my wife has complained, but for years I have held onto my perfectly good 25-year-old clothes.

“They still fit,” I say with unassailable logic.

The young people are now on my side.

The Wall Street Journal says the Tommy Hilfiger brand is hot again. So are button-down flannel shirts, striped sweaters and acid-washed jeans. Better yet, the original 1990s outfits are going for good money at vintage clothing shops.

“Fashion is rooted in nostalgia,” said Amber Snider, “so in some weird way it does make sense.”

Hilfiger, himself, told a reporter that baggy clothes with large logos have a lasting appeal.

“Today,” he said, “we’re seeing the resurgence of this look with millennials that are discovering the ’90s trend for the first time.”

Spoken like a man whose closet resembles mine.

My wife hates it when I’m right.

But once again …


YOUR MAIL: Rose Marie McNeill must be our Iceland correspondent. She sends more postcards from her trip and reports.

“I see snow from our balcony! Going whale watching this afternoon. My children (Jerry and Iwona) are on the glacier this morning. I’m so glad they brought me along, but I really miss my grandchildren: Jacob, Scarlett and Margaret Caroline in Thomson. “

A few days later, she sent another card describing the Dynjandi waterfall. (“I think it should be named Angel’s Hair”) and the Northern Lights — “an awesome and unexpected thrill!”

Before heading home to McDuffie County she stopped on the United Kingdom’s Orkney Island, which she says has “zillions of sheep,” as well as fields of barley.

We also got two cards from Corky and Debbie Holloway of Evans. One describes the great time at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race in Bristol, Tenn. The other concludes an absolutely beautiful trip to Hilton Head Island.

I guess they got out while the getting was good.


TODAY’S JOKE: Ernie shares this one.

A woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services, when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled: “Stop! Acts 2:38!”(“Repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins may be forgiven.”)

The burglar stopped in his tracks.

The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar: ‘Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a Scripture to you.’

“Scripture?” replied the burglar. “She said she had an ax and two 38s!”


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