My hoyty-toyty insist that wearing flannel to a special occasion (or any occasion, for that matter) is a major fashion faux pas... I feel otherwise.
What's your take?
Rick from Newbury
Hoyty-toyty, for darn sure. Flannel is always in fashion. Next thing you know, he-she-it (not sure exactly what a hoyty-toyty is, since you're using it as a noun and not an adjective) will be saying suspenders are out of style. Be your own man, Rick. March to the beat of your own drum. Faux pas, shmaux pas.
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