Classic Comportment

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Traditionally, the man who favors Ivy League look is a man who comports himself according to the Protestant work ethic. He values steadiness, reliability and industry. For decades, his uniform has been a Brooks Brothers suit, rep tie and button-down shirt. ”It’s what sociologists call ‘an instrumental orientation,’ ” says Ruth P. Rubinstein, a professor of sociology at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. ”It’s a look that says, ‘Hey, I can perform the job. I am always going to interact in the way that’s appropriate.’ ”

The New York Times, 1990.

 

 

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~ by eaesthete on 03/29/09.

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