GQ's "The Style Guy" is not where I generally expect to find penetrating social commentary, but when it pops up amidst the wrinkled suits and shoes with buckles, who am I to refuse?
In my opinion, the casual movement has gone hand in hand with the restructuring of society. The past ten years have seen the creation of a class of superrich, who own everything, while the middle class has eroded. But it's all very invisible, because the superrich have traded in their frock coats and wing collars for jeans and sneakers. Bill Gates wears denim shirts, Steve Jobs wears jeans. It's brilliant when you think about it: The next fascism won't be Blackshirts in shiny jackboots; it'll be "barbecue casual".