26 July 2013

Getting Dressed -- To Undress

Sunchon Street, Ft Bragg, 1966

Someone asked, "Why the life long obsession with clothes?" I really have no recollection of what I wore until I was 12 or 13...

Ponce de Leon Hotel, St Augustine, 1986

and that quickly evolved into getting dressed so that she'd get undressed.

9 comments:

Clay Tompkins said...

That, in a phrase, is the essence.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Looks like you are dancing to a certain cut by Otis Day and his Knights!

randall said...

@MainLineSportsman

And not "Shama Lama Ding Dong"

Anonymous said...

The cute black and white photo of you unintentionally allows for history to repeat itself: Men today get away with wearing their button-front shirt tails un-tucked the way boys once did.

-DB

Felix said...

You look like Bradley Cooper in that pic.

Smitty said...

Photo 1. The tear in the knee on the pants...classic, all American kid.

Photo 2. Seersucker with braces in later years was a strong move....as evidenced by your dance partner.

Scale Worm said...

Wow... what a complete and true summation of dressing well.
The better one looks, the better the chances of getting undressed.
Brilliant!

Smitty said...

Tintin, was that some form of St Augustine mating call you were performing? I'm staring at the picture again cracking up! Your expression, and to a certain extent hers, is priceless.

Anonymous said...

Dressing well seems to start with that in mind, getting undressed and quickly too, but in awhile and not that long afterwards, takes on a rigor and discipline all its own, strict adherence to some code thats grown within and can't be explained exactly... its a devil of a thing...