Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Just In…From “the ATL”

I’m blessed. Made it from ATL to DCA without delay or cancellation. Won’t have to spend the night in baggage claim. I’m sorry for those who are amidst the peril associated with this massive storm that seems to have slammed much of the country.
I left for Atlanta on Monday with my Bean bluchers on…things remain kinda messy around these parts…post snow and now peri-thawing. Damn, I knew a Perry Thawing in college. Nastiest mouth in school. We called him Potty Mouth Perry. He’s an Anglican Priest now. I’m a druid. Shut up.
Sitting in the ATL this evening waiting for my DCA to board and I looked behind me and saw some knucklehead reading this blog on his laptop.
So when I catch my breath I’m gonna posit on why men of a certain age should give up wearing jeans. I’m not there yet. Hell, I can still rock a pair of Lucky Brands and I’m older than dirt. I said …shut the….
LFG and I will also update you on the Science Project. It’s all about hooch tasting. I heard banjo music when LFG and I fired up the still. Ned? Ned? Mama?
And I’ll provide an update on the books I’ve accumulated over the past couple of weeks. Ned? Mama?

Onward. To bed.

ADG II

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh common. You can't do that. Who was the mysterious Maxminimus follower? You HAD to introduce yourself, right? There was a full frontal pic of you and LFG on the Walk-Over post. Didn't he see you?

Anonymous said...

and hey....I'M THE DRUID. You're the Rhoda.

Anonymous said...

The Mysterious Maxie Fan did not have 2 " cuffs and his choice of sock was deplorable. Shoes? Eh. He needs to read the blog on a regular basis not just while stuck in airports.

Young Fogey said...

Said knucklehaid would never, ever believe it's you whilst your tootsies were beshod in Bean blüchers.

Denim is great--for the great outdoors. Athletic shoes are great--for engaging in athletics.

Neither should be seen in public otherwise.

Perhaps the best reason for men above a certain age (I'd say "boyhood") to cease and desist on the denim.

Unless you're Bing Crosby wearing your custom-made denim tuxedo. Then it's OK.

But only then.

CeceliaMc said...

"when I catch my breath I’m gonna posit on why men of a certain age should give up wearing jeans. I’m not there yet. Hell, I can still rock a pair of Lucky Brands and I’m older than dirt"

Well, there's no other real reason than that it's goddamn time that they grew uncomfortable with the notion of dressing in the same attire as their kids.

My lord...when you're older, you've got some wisdom, some cachet, some discernment, and some marginal ease of a bank account.

Why in the world would you want to affect the sophistication of a twenty year old?

Silk Regimental said...

Welcome home!

So did you say anything (even smart-assy) to the guy reading your blog?

ADG said...

There can be more than ONE Druid y'all. And I didn't want to bother the knucklehead reader...jeans?...I'll keep wearin' 'em till someone tells me I look absurd...Fogey...I agree re running shoes etc should be reserved for the "activity/event" for which they are intended. Don't get me started on spandex and the Federal regulations that it should be tethered to...Bing and the Denim Tuxedo...I've just conceptualized a children's book....thanks....

James said...

My wife and I recently ate at a local steak house. It is a nice place that draws mostly "mature" couples.( yeah dat's it I'm ma-ture). Some gentlemen were really styling their Geezer Chic, but the number of droopy butted, jean clad old dudes was surprising. They wore collared shirts and real shoes, but the jeans just were not cutting it. Good luck to LFG on her project, it looks like she having fun.

Anonymous said...

Good morning..husband who won't wear belgians greeted me this am with saturday's wall street journal article on colored shoe laces...said "ask the shoe guy if he has seen this?" that shoe guy being you!ginny

LPC said...

If older men couldn't wear jeans we'd have a lotta old naked guys out here in California, which could be worse. Just saying.

Kathy said...

Sorta like hearing your song on the radio, right? How cool is that? If I see you 'round town I'll be sure to say hey.

Flo said...

LFG looks SO grown up in that killer sweater, you need to make that grown up sweater disappear right now. Unless she's adamant, in which case you have a nice little quid pro quo thing going on for the aviator chair.

Hooch-->banjo-->still-->Ned. I hope you aren't talking Ned Beatty, too gross.

CeceliaMc said...

Well, it's a matter of course that the people who shouldn't wear jeans constantly do (just as they wear shorts, spaghetti straps, and spandex), but it's not merely a matter of how you look in them.

I love playfulness in clothing, and frankly, it's far more interesting to see a Goth, or someone affecting a retro look (or even hoochy-mama drama) than it is to see the tedium of blue jeans clad anybodies.

Jeans show such a lack of imagination.

CeceliaMc said...

McQueen's Machines-- I didn't know there was such a book.

I'm quite a fan of his.

Gretchen said...

Denim tuxedo, that's rather disturbing. Not sure if the highwaters or the droopy-butt was even more disturbing, though, but agree that sneakers are a no-no for anyone over the age of, say, 12. Bleh. Good luck to LFG in her science project-we'll be spending our weekend doing some serious cookie baking and snack procurement, and will flame up some creme brulee in her honor!

Upwith Olives said...

Jeans like any piece of clothing are just one part of the ensemble, it's all how one pulls together the overall look. Picture in question with the athletic shoes and jeans three(four?) inches too short seems to have nothing to do w age.

Expect you will be rocking the green Yuketens in support of the Pack this weekend?

ADG said...

1. I'm throwing away all of my jeans today. Taking them to the charity store on King Street.

2. ...the Pack? I'll be doing anything and everything to hopefully contribute to the demise of Roethlisberger/burger how ever you spell that turd's name.

JMW said...

Best of luck to LFG in the science fair! Let me know what you think about Pat Conroy's "My Reading Life." I've been wanting to read that one. I was browsing through some Conroy and Anne Rivers Siddons titles on my Kindle last night. Once I finish Larsson's last of the "Girl" series, I may move on to one of theirs.

CashmereLibrarian said...

The new Pat Conroy's on my list, but I haven't picked it up yet.

CeceliaMc said...

"I'm throwing away all of my jeans today. Taking them to the charity store on King Street."

Good for you! I adore you most when you gleefully sport a flaming dandy contrivance of soft colors, luxurious textures, and elegant malleable lines.

God bless you, boy! You never look more joyful or manly.

Lacroix said...

L.L.Bean rubber Mocs in the aeroplane ...
way too fuzzy for me ;)

ilovelimegreen said...

LFG is looking decidedly sophisticated/glamorous in that striped sweater! If that science fair project has anything to do with food coloring/dye as those vessels of colored liquid suggest, be sure to call me for my expertise.

ilovelimegreen said...

PS- Those aren't Bluchers in my book.

Young Fogey said...

Jeans have their place.

For me, it's in the yard, or in the woods.

If I owned any, that is.

Scale Worm said...

Not a rip sir (please do not read as such) but old school denim is about as American (if one can find 'em made here anymore) as one can get with clothing items. Blue button fly 501s that fit, a Filson / Pendleton coat, with a decent set of mud stomping steel-toed Georgia Logger boots... gets the job done. Blue collar born, 13th generation U.S. of A that (still) likes my denim and boots.
Welcome back!

Gretchen said...

Don't dump the jeans. LFG will tell you when it's time to do so. And the day you sport that dumpy butt look in denim or anything else, ain't gonna be for a VERY long time, if ever, so you can keep sporting your jeans just as readily as your waiting-to-resurface GTH summer trousers et al. Meanwhile, keep up the good work protesting the average Joes (and Josephines) utter disregard for style, let alone taste. That's why your minions keep coming back, and I suspect why Mr Dumpybutt was perusing your blog. Evidently he recognized he needs some serious help.

Flo said...

"1. I'm throwing away all of my jeans today."

C'mon. That's just stupid. Or in the words of Megan [lonnnng E] at The ATL, don't be stupid.

Anonymous said...

I am with The Scale of this. Jeans have their purpose. Their style and function contribution is important. I am from California where the first denim riveted pants were devised. They have been a constant ever since 1873. The dissonance comes to the observant eye when the pant is worn without cognizance. A pair of jeans worn incorrectly, that is, not fitting properly is egregious. There are denim trousers that are extremely fashionable and sexy, e.g. Loro Piana and Varvatos. Granted they are European. But hey......an ADG ass sporting a pair of those is not deplorable. Hark to Alan Flusser. Wear jeans but make sure they fit your BODY for fucksake. Seriously. We don't all have the ADG marathon running build but we can at least wear a style that fits our physical state of being. 501s? Button? Zip? Euro? Take a look at ADG's photo of that poor sod in those cinched in droopy butt boys. I felt sorry for him. Now on another note.....Men who have style are men who DO things. Important things. The clothes do not always make the man........the things a man DOES makes the man. As long has he doesn't wear elephant butt flood water jeans. Now listen, folks, how disgusting is it to see a guy in old crotch wrinkled out, button strained khakis with a too tight Fair Isle stretched about his corpulosity? You have to dress for your body. Alan? Alan? Where are you?
I am blathering on. Anyway. What kind of man but our indomitable ADG can sleep on an airport carpet so elegantly with cashmere and camel and cute little kilties . Jeezus. ADG? Shut up about jeans........and 'sides, we know you wear 'em all the time. The blog proves us out.

Young Fogey said...

One point of correction to Anonymous' rant on jeans: there is one deviation on modern 501s from the original model. Specifically, modern 501s have one less rivet: the originals also had one at the bottom of the fly, on the crotch.

Legend has it that one fine evening, a Levi Strauss executive was out in the field, wearing original rivet 501s, crouched down, warming himself in front of the fire... later, when he got back to the office, the design was changed.

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