Foreign News: Corrupt Styles

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La Presse, Paris daily, deplores the corruption of masculine styles and behavior by Americans in Paris.

The paper says that, although Britishers in Paris " remain gentlemen, with waistcoats and yellow kids, many Frenchmen follow the lead of Americans who have left their vests in New York, their gloves in Washington, and arrive with naked hands and floating cravats."

Finally, La Presse rues " the good old days when silk hats were not abandoned until after the Grand Prix and no one followed the fashion of the (then) Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), who smoked a pipe in the street."

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