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Collared over the dressing advice

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Hilarious to hear that 'Mad'Max Hutchinson thinks George Ferguson should drop his red strides (AJ 3.7.03). If he did, at least Max could more conveniently be able to kiss the parts that I would invite him to, if I were George.

Does Max not recall the curious 'penny round' starched collars which he used to wear?

Being an adolescent of the 1970s, I had always associated such items with that sartorially dubious decade but, as I recall, it was with wonderment that I observed Max's, when he practised his declamatory oratory upon us in the RIBA Council during the 1980s. Was this not 'gimmicky' attire, Max? And what about the quasi-Afro hair-do?

And what about Owen Luder's 'so bright you gotta wear shades' bow-ties?

Let he who is without sartorial oddity take his trousers off first, I say.

Lee Mallett, via email

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