Originally Posted by Saucemaster
a) People don't wear social "uniforms" as much. I mean, how are you supposed to know where to classify someone if they don't dress like they're SUPPOSED to?!
True, almost everyone dresses the same today; the banker and lawyer (when not in court) not much different from the farmer, but we have almost all descended to the lowest common denominator (the farmer, who often wears brown).
However, I submit that among the 25 year olds today, the tan shorts, baseball cap, t-shirt and flip-flops are a more common uniform, than were the madras shirts, kahki trousers, penny loafers and white socks in 1965.