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Smart. Casual.

I blame damiancugley. At work once - whether apropos of nothing or inspired by seeing me - he said, "You know in Star Trek when they go back in time to the late 20th century, and they dress in period costume, and it's always perfect? That never rang true. It would be much more realistic if they wore stuff that looked reasonable at first glance but, on closer examination, was all a bit uncoordinated and didn't quite fit because the computer that designed the costume didn't quite get it."

Since that day, when I catch a glimpse of myself reflected in the windows at work (typically resplendent in unlaced army boots, black cord jeans, coloured shirt and dinner jacket) I don't think, "I really need to either get some proper work clothes or stop trying", I think "Yeah! 24th century retro, baby!"

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brixtonbrood
Jan. 7th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
That's my problem with Poirot - everybody lives in 1930s flats. I'm pretty sure they must have had miles and miles of Victorian terraces in the 1930s, as there are still really quite a lot of them today, and there's very few 1930s flats.
applez
Jan. 7th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
But he is a well-to-do Belgian detective with equally well-off clientele. ;-)
shepline
Jan. 7th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
I thought Poirot was 50s?
brixtonbrood
Jan. 7th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
He spans a large time span, I think the last one was published in the seventies, but the TV adaptations tend to stick with the classic 30's look, in which everyone in the world has completely contemporary Art Deco interiors.
Looks great mind you.
celestialweasel
Jan. 7th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Smart casual is a terrible thing. Smart or casual, which is to be Passworthy, which is it to be?
applez
Jan. 7th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, one of the running gags in Back to the Future I liked - the 80s sleeveless jacket as 50s life preserver.
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