You probably wear one; most of us do.
An early post on this blog touched on the idea of ‘indifference to what others wear.’
Yet I couldn’t help but notice the unremarkable similarity of fashion within a group of peers the other day.
Was each person’s attire nuanced? Yes, and with thoughtful attention to detail. To each other, the distance between a high black boot and a low-cut shoe probably felt as far as it would to shout across a canyon.
This is not an observation of women’s fashion though, which I know nothing of. It goes for the men too.
All of our dress fell within a certain spectrum of acceptability. Mine included.
Since the clothes in my closet do in fact conform to what a certain group of people expect, in that aspect, I am not free.
Sometimes I just want to put on a tuxedo when it’s totally ‘inappropriate’ to see how people would react.
Good thing my clothes are not my skin.