Originally Posted by hendrix
is getting dressed really that much of a chore?
I know Reedo said he wants to zero in on a uniform to make getting dressed in the morning easier, but for me a uniform isn't really about that.
It's about coping with the sheer number of aesthetics there are to choose from. It's about dealing with our dizzying postmodern condition where aesthetics aren't forced on us by social roles or tradition, leaving us as the sole judge over what we wear.
If SWD is about breaking/questioning the rules written by the old dudes who came before us, then this is the result we have to deal with. Moments where all sartorial possibilities threaten to have equal value. Where clothing that was previously separated by social or economic barriers is suddenly on the same level. And for all the creativity this gives us, it can also be confusing to the point of numbing my poor little brain.
Uniforms are like grocery lists, basically. The world is big and confusing, so sometimes it's best to create walls around ourselves, no matter how weird and arbitrary.