Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Not in that top you don't

Apparently it is news that Wimbledon, not only has a dress code for its players but chooses to enforce it. The dress code is long standing and widely known. Wimbledon is proud of its traditions and is steadfastly maintaining them.

The dress code is simple, wear white clothing. Sure there is fine print about 1cm of colour trim being allowed, blah blah blah. If we can see it then it must be white, including underwear.

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, playing in the 2015 women’s singles draw faced sanctions and possible point penalties by wearing a clearly visible black bra.

Oh the controversy!

If the rule was new or inconsistently enforced then maybe there is room for mild disapproval.

Instead we have righteous vitriol because Wimbledon administrators are unfairly archaic.

No. Wimbledon has rules and standards. Follow them.

Personally I think there should be more dress standards in life. If for no other reason it would make it easier for everyone. No more wasted time standing draped only in a towel, or less, wondering “what will I wear today”. It will reduce the stress and embarrassment of being either under or over-dressed.

It could also help eliminate the unfortunate current trend of men wearing their trousers so low that it is not just the waist band of their underwear on display but the leg elastic as well.

We all know the cliché of nightclub bouncers preventing patrons from entering the premises on the basis of their chosen footwear. I think there should be more of this to prevent fashion faux pas.

Ugg boots and mini-skirts, are you hot or cold choose one and go with it. You can’t be both.

Sandal with socks, see ugg boots with mini-skirts. Even if you are over the age of 80.

Leggings are not pants!

Sports teams’ clothing, guernseys, scarfs, beanies unless you are a professional athlete and it is a contractual obligation or a spectator only on the day/night of the game.

Short sleeve shirts worn with a tie.

Flip flops/thongs do not offer any protection to your feet in anyway whatsoever. Wear these at you own risk of getting sore feet if you have to walk anywhere or you stub your toe or your foot gets accident trodden on. The same rule applies is things get spilt on your feet, food crumbs, a drink, urine when you are standing next to someone in a urinal.  Also thanks for letting the world look at and smell your feet while we are at work/shopping/eating/generally trying to live our lives in peace.

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