The Season Of Need Vs. Want

I was in our reading room, perusing the Nordstrom holiday catalog, when I came across this:


They’re collar stays.  Not just any collar stays, but Würkin Stiffs ‘Hello Croc’ Power Stays™ .

They do serve a purpose, they are certainly whimsical, and they’re $70

$70 collar stays.  Really.  $70 for something only you will know you’re wearing. 

Of course, there are those who like to “share.”  But if you ever come across someone who says, “Wanna see my collar stays?”…run like hell. 



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I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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8 Responses to The Season Of Need Vs. Want

  1. Kevin says:

    these colors don’t run, should the situation arise, I will beat down the offender with my 700 dollar Macy’s manpurse.

  2. Rick D says:

    Gerry, I fancy myself to be a comparitive shopper. I’m willing to bet if enough time is spent I can find those exact same stays at maybe $50.00-$55.00. Damn Nordstroms!

  3. In the U.K. collars stays are called ” stiffeners. ” Some of the upper crust there have been known to have them sewn into various body parts. Hence ” stiff upper lip. ”

    And if you run into a Brit who has had an erection for more than four hours…

    It might not be the Cialis.

    Prince Charles reportedly has a vast collection of stays, all of which he purchased after marrying Camilla, Princess of Cornwall.

    There’s the straight line. Feel free to make up your own joke. Me? I wouldn’t touch that one with a ten foot stay.

  4. Oops. I erred re: Camilla. She is the Duchess of Cornwall. No princess she.

  5. I’m thrilled, Gerry. I’m off to buy my duds for the awards ceremony. I’ll stop off at Nordstrom’s for the stiffeners.

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