I have one lingering question about the way the men attending last week's Academy Awards were dressed: Aren't these people worried about what the guys they went to high school with are saying?

I'm thinking, for instance, of an actor who showed up wearing a shiny silver garment that peeked out from what looked like the uniform of a cabin boy on an ocean liner. Or one who combined an open-neck shirt of the sort worn by Coca-Cola deliverymen with what appeared to be a tuxedo jacket owned by a much larger man in 1938. In this country, fear of being...

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