How were the guests dressed at the function you attended? Asked my husband who always kept a close watch on the changing sartorial preferences of chennaii men.
The food was just awesome, I said not bothering to answer him.
Were the men folk dressed in traditional attire or in trousers ? he said before I could reel out the menu served.
You and your obsession with clothes, I thought it was a woman’s preserve, I said annoyed.
You are wrong, infact it is said ‘clothes make a man ‘ which means whoever coined the expression didn’t think it would extend to women as well, he said in justification.
O.K. I give in, at the same time would like to coin my own expression which goes like this ‘accessories make a woman.’
What do you mean? He expostulated.
Exactly what I said. To be more precise, it is the jewelery she wears , mind you , not the artificial stuff though it seems to be the in thing, I explained.
You still haven’t said what the men folk were wearing, he reminded more to change the topic I thought.
Well, most men wore veshtis and tee shirts,which appeared more suitable to teenagers , I mocked.
That shows their poor sartorial sense, neither here nor there, he said in the same vein.
Probably a mix of tradition and modernity or rather of convenience, I said in justification.
I can never predict a woman’s mind, he said almost to himself.
n.meera raghavendra rao