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February 02, 2014

Did the English spread suit-wearing around the world?

"Britain's colonial past has a new villain. Step forward the lounge suit. At a regional summit this week Uruguayan President Jose Mujica aired a surprising grievance: 'We have to dress like English gentlemen. That's the suit that industrialisation imposed on the world.' Mujica, who donates about 90% of his monthly salary to charity and is sometimes called the world's poorest president, was rocking a crumpled striped shirt when he launched his broadside. He went on: 'Even the Japanese had to abandon their kimonos to have prestige in the world.'"

"But is he right?"

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 2, 2014 08:27 AM