What is it with the “Regis” look? Wearing a coat, slacks, shirt and tie entirely from the same color group has all the appearance of a military uniform (and that’s unfair to the military). I keep looking for a name tag that says, “Hello my name is…” on these geeks. One of the great tragedies is that if some of these guys would just exercise another 20% of taste oriented decision making (I realize that this is asking a lot) they could have ended up looking half-way presentable.
I know that most men look as if their mother dressed them, so I suppose that I should be happy about this latest development. I’m sure that it makes “color coordinating” so much easier when you don’t have to coordinate any colors. All of this reminds me of someone like Einstein, who had several suits of the exact same color and cut, so that he could avoid any waste of time deciding about what to wear.
I guess that showing your adoration for a mental midget like Regis Philbin (see his Jeopardy appearances) by dressing like him is also a bit disturbing. Am I the only one who finds Philbin’s smug attitude worthy of immediate strangulation? Nonetheless, I feel that men’s haberdashery has taken another hit with this latest “dumbing down” of dressing up.
I am interested in what the women at the boards think about this new trend. I have always enjoyed the challenge of matching up a nice silk tie’s stripes or background with some other accessory of my apparel. Making formal dress into such a no-brainer is nearly as appalling as the pastel suits and colors from the old “Miami Mice” days. (Sorry to even mention it.)