For most of my teaching career I wore a self-tie bow tie. “Does is twizzle round, sir?” asked with a little smile, was a common greeting. It was a fashion that started by accident, and it was certainly no trend-setter, but I remained happily stuck with it.
They were discussing ties on the news this morning. What colours, what width, what circumstances is it correct (stylish) to wear one.
I rarely look into a mirror. Not having hair to comb is one reason. But it does mean I have left the house without having shaved, or set off without having fitted a clerical collar.
I do not have a good sense of colour, more particularly knowing what colours are complementary and which clash – and which patterns jar. I am the only one in my family with this problem. I do need to be told, and to heed the advice offered. I would choose to wear clothes that ‘feel’ good to wear.
I remain a dangerous moving object when dressed in a cassock.
The bible has some interesting advice on fashion. Wear stuff that shows your godliness.
Does that mean attaching a fish badge? Dressing modestly? Wearing your Sunday best? Choosing simple clothes?
I think it means wearing clothes that show you know you are valued, and that you are grateful for the possessions you have.
Not keeping up with the Jones’s, but content that you are one of Jesus’s.