Dressed for a Dungeon

Especially as one gets older, one must dress well, even when in a casual mood. The saddest sight I see in New York is the shabby appearance of elderly people en route to doctor’s offices… these elderly men and women dressed like refugees from Slovenia waiting to arrested for violating some border rule established during the Cold War, and when I see these people my first reaction is: ‘Go home, hide, there’s no hope for you – you look like you’re doomed, you’re dressed for a dungeon!’

79-year-old Italian-American writer Gay Talese


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