Or, your Men's Clothing philosophy/objective.
We have lots of threads about what we wear, what others wear, where to buy it, what has traditionally been worn in the past. There have been few historically that ask a much more fundamental question: what do you actually want from your clothes/outfits?
This is a topic I happen to be quite interested in for various reasons, and I think has a lot of potential depth (and utility in terms of refining how we dress), but let's keep things simple and straightforward to start with:
Why do you dress the way you do?
- To appear superficially vaguely consistent with the form of dress traditionally associated with my job and (more generally, if inaccurately) lifestyle/habits
- To use the content of that dress to somewhat subvert the sobriety of the form, deliberately reducing its formality/social meaning a bit
- The ultimate objective of the above two points is that I hope how I dress reinforces how I prefer to interact with others, rather than conflicting with it.
- In other ways, I want how I dress to make my life easier, not harder. This effect only operates on the margins of life (obviously other factors have a much bigger difference), but I don't believe it is zero.
A secondary aim is simply to idly amuse myself on a pseudo-intellectual, faux-creative level playing around with colour and pattern (my version of finger-painting, if you like). It's all ridiculous in a way, of course, but so are many enjoyable things.
What about you?