Interesting....glad to hear you say this ssr, I too have always understood and been taught that those without colors should not be in frocks or shadbelly. Plain-cut melton coats only.
And my Mother was the ultimate turn-out nazi....so much so that we wore jodhpurs until 18 years old!!!
But, having said that, my Mother never taught/enforced/complied with the black or white only evening dress at a hunt ball, and she attended many hunt balls, including many MFH balls over many decades!
One thing you can give and still keep is your word.
Could somoene point out the difference between a hunt coat and a frock coat for this very attire-challenged person? Are frock coats those really long ones (almost reaching knees)?
My husband bought me an RJ class coat a couple of years ago. I believed it was a frock coat (according to label), but its length is about the same length as a normal hunt coat (OK, maybe very slightly longer) so I'm confused
I am not suggesting you wear your western pleasure outfit to a dressage show. I am suggesting it is wrong to tell boys they have to wear something different than girls.
I am suggesting that having gender based rules implies an acceptance of gender differences that I do not think should be accepted.
but never mind. Keep saying that is how we have always done it. That ends well also.
perhaps I am super sensitive because I am getting tired of hearing marriage is between one man and one woman because that is how it has always been.
perhaps I am super senstivie because my gay male friend whose husband is serving in Iraq won't be notified if his husband is killed because their marriage is not recognized because marriage is between one man and one woman.
It is not silly to have a discussion about why we do things the way we do.
enjoy the hounds.
A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton
Before you can proclaime equality between genders, you first have to realize that genders ARE different; only then can you appreciate the differences and their respective strength and weakness, and then achieve their equality.
And then you have to realize that the expectation of the attire between genders in itself does not make equal or unequal between genders. It is how you express your genders that make the difference.
And that means respect the tradition and customs, as long as the said tradition/custom does not put discrimination between genders, and I dare say the minor differences in attire between male/female members does not qualify for discrimination.
We preferred Breyer horses.
Of course, my Barbies were too stiff-legged to ride. But they did like my brothers' G.I Joes. (Those wrap around arms and sexy scars) Wait - Does anybody remember Jane and Johnny West? Jane West wouldn't mind patent tops- but only if she had her colors.