Tag Archives: good taste

So Vulgar

“Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.”–Vladimir Nabokov Vulgarity is a peculiar concept. We might think of loutish behavior or perhaps the practice of using curse words. To some people, vulgarity is crude, insensitive behavior. Some people, like my English … Continue reading

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Cultivating Taste

My young friend pointed at the thin gold chain that draped around his neck. “Did you notice?” I replied to Jonathan, “Not until now. It looks nice and you wear it well.” He smiled and said that it had just … Continue reading

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Tie Month Again

Oh no, Christmas is Friday and you haven’t found a gift for that special man in your life.  The traditional, last minute, impulse holiday present for dads, uncles, brothers, or spouses is the necktie.  Few gifts are as liable to … Continue reading

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