Something struck me during my last trip to Denver, and I noticed it again today: a curious disparity in the dress code for men and women, at least of a certain class. In the airport, I saw several guys walking around in jeans or sweatpants (a level or two down from business casual), whose their spouses looked like figures from the back pages of Texas Monthly: carefully but not overly dressed, looking like they were heading off to a benefit lunch at the art museum.

To my eye, it’s a weird mismatch. But I probably do it myself all the time, and have just never noticed.