TV presenter & year-old suit

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TV presenter & year-old suit

Postby Charlie » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:13 am

I heard this briefly on Radio 4's 'What the Papers Say' yesterday morning.

It seems that an Australian TV presenter wore the same cheap suit for a year and no-one noticed :shock: . He did it to highlight that women get judged more severely than men on what they wear.

I can well believe it; most studio-based TV shows seem to have the men alway in suits, but not always with ties, while the women wear what they like. IMHO this the easy way out and shows a lack of imagination on the part of the TV companies.

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Re: TV presenter & year-old suit

Postby Taj » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:35 pm

Besides that it emphasises just how much men are lock-stepped into wearing the same boring things all of their lives.
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Re: TV presenter & year-old suit

Postby Couya » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:17 pm

Wearing the same clothes everyday, everywhere may be dull, but it saves a lot of bother. Women think ,or have been taught to think, they have to look different each day. Not easy on a limited budget. It is bad enough deciding which skirt to wear each morning; if I had to work out which top, leg wear, footwear, hat ... to wear, I would have to get up an hour earlier!
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Re: TV presenter & year-old suit

Postby Taj » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:47 pm

I've gotten more than a few sideways looks from my wife, "That doesn't go together, better change it." I'm getting better at guessing, but can't out-think the color expert.
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Re: TV presenter & year-old suit

Postby crfriend » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:04 am

Taj wrote:I've gotten more than a few sideways looks from my wife, "That doesn't go together, better change it." I'm getting better at guessing, but can't out-think the color expert.

This is down to the fact that guys have only had boring colours that all go together for decades -- so we stop thinking about colour and, as the saying goes, "Use it or lose it."

Colour theory is not all that hard to learn, and there are times when "breaking the rules" can be done to spectacular effect. Decent advice is available to the gals, and they get it hammered into them by their mothers anyway, so there's no reason we should not examine that advice and cherry-pick the best of it for ourselves.

Note: This advice is not for those who suffer from colour-blindness or those who, for whatever reason, cannot discern shade and tone.
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