Don’t you think there’s been a total revolution in our sartorial styles? I said even as we were returning from a wedding reception at a five star hotel.
In what way do you think it’s been different? Said my husband.
Well, the way fashions are changing, for instance, I noticed that Chennaivasis seem to be more and more fashion conscious and less and less inhibited, I observed.
You mean men or women? He asked.
Both, I suppose, I said.
Can’t be, because unfortunately we men don’t have much choice when it comes to our apparels, he grumbled.
Perhaps what you say is true for men belonging to the older generation but certainly it is not so where clothes for the young are concerned, I said.
Why can’t fashion designers think of something new for the middleaged and senior citizens as well? He complained.
You mean something else besides trousers and shirts and the
Indian ensembles? I asked.
Yes, that’s what I mean.
Oh, now I can understand your grouse. Unfortunately there is not much choice of colours or designs when it comes to trousers or shirts. No wonder they all look alike, I said.
By the way, who do you think are the fashion designers, men or women? I said.
Who ever they are, they seem to confine or concentrate on women’s fashions—economising on material to the maximum extent. Even the most “conservative” women seem to have fallen a prey to these latest trends, he quipped.
Now I have no doubt at all. Certainly it “must” be “men” who have designed these, because they know better the “minds” of their own tribe and what they appreciate! I exclaimed.
Perhaps, its true, the words came out before he could check himself.
n.meera raghavendra rao