By way of example, Weitz in the same article by Louie on why the modern menswear designer simply must work with new tech fabrics and synthetics: “I design in blends for two reasons. There are no more servants, and wives don't want to iron.” 

The design problem Weitz seeks to solve is: how to keep a man looking like he still has servants or a wife who likes to iron, even if society has “degenerated” to the point that a man simply no longer has reasonable access to servants and a wife who likes to iron. Modernity, therefore, becomes the embrace of the technology that restores the norm, not the revolutionization of the meaning and look of the norm.