I’m disturbed that The Cut hasn’t been taking its political fellow travelers to task. Talia Lavin’s shirt in her widely distributed profile photo is an abomination, and at best can only be explained by an affinity for deep dives into the clearance bin at TJ Maxx.
She’s definitely not doing any deep dives into facts, which is sadly a propos for a factchecker on The New Yorker payroll.
First of all, the “cold shoulder” cut is wholly reserved for Boomers at this point. A decades-old style, no self-respecting human under the age of 65 should be wearing this in public. (And even then, the elderly should not be aspiring to this model of mall chic circa ‘08.)
Secondly, The Cut has the responsibility to its readers to call out egregious style offenders, regardless of political affiliation. It’s a dereliction of duty.
Finally, I’m seriously considering dedicating this space to critiquing political style out of sheer disgust. We can’t pretend these things are acceptable just because we may be politically aligned with someone.
Someone must take a stand.