I am pleased that Pope Francis I has said that priests should not be like peacocks. Here.
I agree for a number of reasons. Peacocks dress like that to get peahens. Catholic priests are wedded to celibacy. We do not need to prance or preen: we do not need to attract a mate.
Fancy clothes are expensive. A cassock lasts about five or six years and cost £180, and is suitable for all occasions. One pair of Hilfiger Jeans costs £100.
If you're wearing something trendy or noticeable, then it needs to be changed to keep up with the fashions. A cassock has been trendy for about 500 years. Down with modish clothes, down with fashion shirts!
|Damn these peacock men with their swanky clothes!|