Homogeneity and variety

Years ago I knew a man who had found himself single in the far east, with a lot of money. He bought fourteen corduroy suits, because that’s how many different colors of corduroy the tailor had. The tailor threw in fourteen pairs of shorts, one of which my friend was wearing as he told me the story. He said, and I agreed, that he could have spent the money less well.


2 Replies to “Homogeneity and variety”

  1. Corduroy? I am baffled by his choice of fabric. Don’t get me wrong, corduroy is a very fine fabric. It’s just that I can’t remember the last time I saw a corduroy suit.

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