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Branded clothing is usually the canvas of status seekers

Posted: August 31, 2014 at 3:22 a.m.

Q. I believe you generally oppose "writing" on clothes, not just designer or brand names, but interesting names like your yacht club or boat name, your tennis or golf club, or even your company or ex-military affiliation. Do you have specific reasons for this and are there some guidelines about when such identification is appropriate? The reason I ask is that my experience has been they often engender some interesting conversations and new acquaintances; that has been the case a few times this summer at casual-dress parties and during a great week on a casual-dress cruise ship.

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