Why do you wear that?
Self-expression through fashion is the main reason why we even get dressed, but do you believe that society judges one another too much based on the clothes we wear. It’s inevitable your clothes are the first impression you make on a person, but maybe we take our judgments to the extreme.
I was once called pretentious for wearing a cardigan over a dress shirt, what surprised me the most was how a person could attack someone’s character from a simple piece of clothing, but then I realized I do it all the time, we all do it.
How many times have you seen a kid wearing a backwards hat and called him a punk in your head, or seen a girl with a short skirt and called her a slut? This happens on a daily basis we judge one another on the clothes we wear, but why?
Beliefs are formed in the subconscious mind as a result of repetition.
One psychological fact states that if you met a person who was really nice and more interesting than most then probably you will think that all of those who look like him are interesting people.
This is the reason why you might not feel comfortable as soon as you see someone who looks like your high school bully. Even though you might not notice this consciously still your subconscious mind will notice the similarity and will judge the person by his appearance by assuming that this person is as mean as your former bully.
The point I’m trying to make is that no matter how someone dresses we need to give them the benefit of the doubt, we don’t know someone’s story just from their clothes, we can make assumptions but we truly don’t know.
If you saw my pastor from my church walking down the street there’s no way in a million years you would guess his occupation from his wardrobe. He looks like a rock star mixed with a hipster with a blend of his own unique style. This is what makes him so cool, and so good at what he does because he can connect with a generation of kids who probably need his guidance the most.
Let us unite as a generation to bring back real style, real self-expression through fashion. When I wear a suit, I don’t feel like I’m better than the next guy, I feel like a gentleman, I feel like I should open the door for strangers as I walk into a room, I feel like I should smile more often and be more courteous to other people’s feelings. These are the reasons why I like to dress up.
If you have some time I would love to know why you wear what you wear. Think about it, there as to be some sort of meaning or back story to the clothes you decide to buy and express yourself with. Tell me what was your last purchase and why did you buy it? How do you describe your style, and elaborate a little about why you wear what you wear.
Written by Dave Pavelich