You can not know someone who's never talked to you and has never introduced himself.[/quote] Let that be your riddle of the day, Ernest. Using clothes to reconize people sound dangerous because they are not dressed in the same way all the time.[quote] Don't worry about me, in three years at this job, I've never offended anyone that I know of. I remain charming at all times.
Explain me how you use clothes contretly. [quote] OK, here's a concrete example. Last night, we were invited to a party where I knew only two people. Many Americans and Italians were invited, one French national (me) and a couple from Ireland. All the American men, except my husband, wore some variation on the theme of "Dockers and blousy shirt", usually muted colors. The one Italian man, in honor of whom the party was, wore a jacket, shirt untucked, and jeans. The American women wore conservative pants, twin sets, baggy dresses, flat shoes. The Italian women wore lots of spandex, interesting blouses with layers of fabric criss-crossing, cache-cÅ“ur/calico knitted with thick wool, "abstract" jewelry, pointy toe shoes with medium heel. The Irish man wore a bright pattern shirt (blue stripes) that had some style and was more fitted, while his wife was in a sleeveless black linen dress. Last but not least: my husband wore a navy su misura single-breasted suit by Ermenegildo Zegna. The fabric was Soltex wool, a very light fabric with a slight sheen. Pants were flat front. The shirt was also by Zegna, white cotton broadcloth. The shoes and belt were matched brown peeble-grain captoes by Salvatore Ferragamo. Oh, almost forgot me: diaphanous silk Diane von Furstenberg paisley (pastel colors, mostly pink and green) cache-cÅ“ur, asymetrical beige skirt split over right knee, brown open toe high heel shoes. My score: I was only unsure about the Irish couple. I didn't think they were Americans, I thought maybe Australian, but in the end could not figure out their nationality, until I heard them talk, of course. It surely isn't an exact science, but you can read a lot into a person's clothing. And not just nationality.