Clothes Maketh the Man

Posted on | February 9, 2013 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
A friend of mine’s husband recently passed away. He was very stylish and had a great many wonderful clothes (which I often commented on). I’m sure that my friend remembered because she has given my husband boxes and boxes of her husband’s old clothes. The problem is that they aren’t the nice clothes. They are a bit old and stained and really unwearable. My friend has asked why Derrick isn’t wearing Ken’s clothes and I don’t know what to say. So I have two questions. How do I answer my friend without hurting her feelings — or should I just make Derrick wear a tattered old cardigan to make my friend happy? And would it be impolite to ask my friend for the good clothes? Derrick would happily wear those.
Clothes Remorse

Dear CR:
Tell your friend that sadly, Ken’s clothes looked better on Ken. And apparently that was true. And yes, asking for “another shipment” is rude.

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