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March 2, 2015 - Fashion is Finally Declared Dead


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#19 Schneiderfrei

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 12:41 AM

Sorry its not the correct gender reference but I thought this was rather poignant, from back in 1958 by King - Wilson:  Love the image of the robot army.

 

It saddens me that even on demobilisation the Powers
that Be regimented our Service men once more to the
extent of doling them all out with a suit cut from the same
block, so creating the appearance of a robot army in
civilian dress. Perhaps that was inevitable. But such a
proceeding tends to cause uniformity of habit in clothes.

 

We must face the fact that our craft is in danger of
extinction. It is the oldest and will, I believe, be the last
to go, as one by one they are ruthlessly destroyed at the
guillotine of the industrialist, the politician and the
scientist, all of whom appear to take a sadistic delight in
seeing such majestic but melancholy heads rolling in the
dust. Can we survive? Assuredly, yes. But we shall
do so only so far as we succeed in invigorating the trade
with more recruits as craftsmen. Where could we better
seek than amongst our own sons and daughters, whose
roots are already there? Unbounded possibilities are
theirs in an interesting, not overworked, yet a well-paid
career.


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 02:55 AM

Sorry its not the correct gender reference but I thought this was rather poignant, from back in 1958 by King - Wilson:  Love the image of the robot army.

 

 Where could we better

seek than amongst our own sons and daughters, whose
roots are already there?
Unbounded possibilities are
theirs in an interesting, not overworked, yet a well-paid
career.

 

He seems to acknowledge that women can be tailors.  That's something.


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