• Ichihara, Chiba


Wearing what you want is more to my liking than George Will’s hoity-toity conviction in his April 26 article, “Grow up and ditch the denim.” I wore jeans in my youth, in middle age and now in my senior years. I have worn them for one persuasive reason: comfort, not because I’m a rebel with or without a cause.

Denim is neither “infantile” nor “shabby.” Nursery, kindergarten and university students have observed me in my black jeans for years, and I doubt that they thought I was wearing a “carefully calculated costume.” Will’s dour bosh is entertaining but certainly not to be taken earnestly.

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