Nicholas Antongiavanni writes a precious essay on the death of the white tie and tailcoat. If you think this has nothing to do with politics and the moral virtues, oh, you would be so wrong. I also suspect that the author Mr. Antongiavanni is himself fashion’s own knight. This is a worthy addition to our understanding of ourselves. I am impressed with the many good things being published by The City Journal. Take your sweet time over this one. Don’t speed read it, for Heaven’s sake.
Here is another essay by him, this on the difference between formality and dandification, in case you want more.
I feel like I am reading the Prince.