Fancy Mondays

By Sam Thomas
Contributing Writer

Dress for the position you want, not the position you have. Nobody wants to be a hoodie and jean-clad college
student four years from now, so take advantage of Fancy Mondays and break out of the daily college routine.
While I may not understand the finer points of women’s fashion (it is one of the many things about the
opposite gender that I long ago accepted I will never understand), I can absolutely appreciate a fashionable
young lady.
However, I do know a thing or two about men’s business attire. Blazers create the appearance of broader
shoulders and a narrower waist; shirt collars bring out the masculine features of the jaw line; vertical lines such
as pinstripes, ties and pleated pants create the illusion of a man that is larger than life.
It is no coincidence that 80% of the men to sit in the Oval Office in the past century were taller than the
candidate they campaigned against, and suits capitalize on that subconscious display of authority. A well
tailored suit simply radiates magical powers.
Keep in mind, with great power comes great responsibility to use that power for good. Luckily, Fancy Monday
has that covered. Much like the no makeup selfies or ice bucket challenge, Fancy Monday raises awareness for a
needy cause: bowties.
According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics I Just Made Up, less than 10% of the male population in the
United States knows how to tie a bowtie.
Unless we act now, the bowtie may very well go the way of the dodo. So I beg you, with tears in my eyes,
participate in Fancy Monday. If for only one day a week, dress for the position you want, don the magical attire
and save the bow tie.
Together we can make a difference.