Since their debut, Channel 2's new-look newscasts, presented under the banner of "The Deuce," have tried to woo a younger demographic in a number of fairly goofy ways -- including clumsy wardrobe tweaks. During my occasional viewings of the outlet's morning and evening news programs, for instance, I have yet to see any in-studio talent wearing a necktie. That was certainly the case this morning, with Daybreak on the Deuce anchor Tom Green and weather forecaster Jason Boyer going the open-collar route. However, both wore dress shirts and jackets -- the uniform of stuffy businessmen trying (and generally failing) to act more casual than they really are.
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If the men of the Deuce really want to young themselves up, they need to go all out. How about a backwards baseball cap, a Rob Drydek-style skater T-shirt and pants worn at half-mast in order to let ninety percent of your boxers show? You can call the style Deuce Big-and-Low. Better that than the silly refusal to tie one on...