This is a brilliant idea and, like most ideas that have the potential to change the world, it wasn't mine. Dammit.
I was going to kick myself for not coming up with this first, but I decided to spread the word instead. I'll let The Elegantologist explain:
June 7th, 2008 will mark the 230th anniversary of Beau Brummell’s birth. I propose that the 4,000 - 6,000 readers I have mark the event with a day of celebration of personal style. Our mis-en-scene will be the world at large.
Make it a point to gather several well-dressed friends (the more the merrier) and head for a local watering hole, museum, theatre or other public venue. Dress better than you have to. En mass, a statement will be made. Beauty will be in the eyes of the beholders and maybe, just maybe, someone will think it’s a movement. The news media will pick up on the sudden reëmergence of elegance. Strangers will be compelled to rethink the day’s shabby wardrobe choices. Long dormant manners will see the light of day. Heads will turn and polite smiles will be exchanged.
JUNE 7, 2008 - Mark your calendars. Have fun and be fabulous! I can't wait!