Clothes Make The Man-I'm A Fraud!
B.B. King - Blues Boys Tune
Many people say that clothes make the MAN!
Allow me to elaborate a little if I can.
For some of men’s wear it’s easy to tell,
Such as police and army personnel.
Clothing might reflect one’s social standing
Or clothing might reflect a social branding.
For a million years people have been wearing clothes.
You know, the Lord knows, they had too much to expose.
Let’s take a trip back into time,
And check out the cave and caveman.
Each MAN wore a skin the same as the next,
Just exactly like the rest of the clan.
Back then there was less tolerance for personal style.
Conforming was then, as now, what it’s all about.
Wear the same skin! You’d better fit in!
And please! Don’t let it ALL hang out!
Folks wore strange garb but fit right in with their own.
Thank God! People were covering up, all around the globe.
Our past tense MAN went from wearing loin cloth,
And even progressed to wearing a robe!
The Egyptians wore very light clothing,
Because where they were was so bleeping hot.
The Egyptian MAN wore a loincloth or a kilt,
Wasn’t that a gag gift from an IrishMAN to a Scot?
But of course in Rome, just to fit right in,
You’d, of course, do as the Romans do.
The MAN of the world would head to the agora,And perhaps, try on a toga or two
For hundreds of years tunics were the rages,
From before Christ and into the Middle Ages.
In 16th Century there were more changes to clothes.
MEN’s clothes were highlighted by wearing hose!
MEN wore short trouser-like garments called breeches.
Thinking of MEN in short breeches keeps me in stitches.
At the beginning of the 20th century
Fashionable men wore trousers, waistcoats and coats.
A different trend would now begin,
To aid in collecting US Treasury Notes.
Many slaves of many eras wore the same attire.
Their rags would cover their bits a bit, and even start a fire.
Fashion has always been very important for the wealthy,
But the poor were always trying to get by and stay healthy.
There are swimsuits, diving suits, space suits, and protective suits.
But there is more filthy lucre accrued with business suits.
The road to hell is paved with gold,
By “salesmen” who have only “hot” gold to behold.
So I’ll wear my overalls and working shirt.
Maybe my earnings have been less than dirt.
Maybe I’ve just been digging a hole.
But smelling the soil is good for the soul!
Maybe I’ll work my fingers to the bone.
I hope I’m useful until I’m gone!
Use me like a tool until I expire!
I’ll turn out some good work before I tire.
On whom can I depend? On whom can I trust?
If the Lord doesn’t get you, the Devil must!
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust!
God, please take me! But don’t let me rust!
A working MAN’s clothing has hardly changed at all.
No matter what he wears, he’s still standing tall!
~By Micky Dee~
Ry Cooder - How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
God bless the working woMAN too!
I'm a fraud!
I have a 100% silk shirt by “Oleg Cassini”- made by a little old lady in China!
I have a 100% silk shirt by “Fenn, Wright, & Manson”- made by a little old lady in China!
I have a 100% “Super-silk shirt by “Van Husen”- made by a little old lady in Taiwan!
I have a 100% cotton shirt by “Boulder”- made by a little old lady in Bangladesh!
I have 100% cotton trousers by “Hunt Club”- made by a little old lady in the Dominican Republic!
I have a suit of 100% materials that are so special they cannot be divulged, by Aquascutum Ltd.- made by a little old lady in Canada!
I have a suit of 100% materials that are so special they cannot be divulged, by Pierre Cardin of Paris & New York- the little old lady is so special we cannot divulge where she is!
So- I have all of the above and more with names that might insinuate a false “origin”, as for as the manufacturing.
None of these items were bought retail.
All of the silk shirts, wool suits, etc. were bought at consignment shops or Goodwill Stores, or “Goodwill-type stores”.
And yes, the savings are incredible!
Even Micky Dee can dress like people who can afford to buy stuff like this stuff!
Problem? Micky can’t stand the stuff.
Micky thought he might buy a suit or two for funerals.
Now Micky’s ready for his but that’s a cremation celebration!
So, Micky has a bunch of clothes he never intends to wear.
These clothes never did “make this MAN”!
A lot of Micky's clothes are made for another tax bracket.
Clothes make the Man! I’m a fraud!
This was Micky Dee overalls and all! But- it's all fuzzy now - very much like this picture.
And now- I'm not comfortable in any clothes.
I've felt suited to these clothes above.
I've felt suited to these clothes below.