"Purple as violets / Purple as prunes / Purple as shadows / On late afternoons..." -Margaret Wise Brown, "The Color Kittens" (Little Golden Books, 1949) One thing seldom uttered by a 21st century male is, "I gotta get me a purple tie!" And yet, since classical antiquity, purple has been the hue of royalty; the color of kings... the Old Testament blueprints for constructing the Temple of Solomon specify purple curtains... and even today, purple bespeaks a certain rarified air (Ralph Lauren Purple Label, anyone?) So wise up, 21st century males! Give purple some wardrobe space and see whether you don't begin to feel the atavistic stirrings of some ancient king buried somewhere deep in your DNA... Oh, what am I doing here? Just listening to Donny & Marie sing "Deep Purple..."
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