- Oct 15, 2017
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Oh, there are myriad reasons. To stay up on new developments in the industry or new offerings by brands. To get, or maintain, a sense of what other people are wearing or thinking, and how that may change over time. To learn things about aspects of dress with which you may be less familiar. To bounce ideas off others. To immerse yourself in a hobby you enjoy. To go through the practice of articulating your own thoughts and thus better understand them. This list could go on and on...One of the strange things about "individualists" is that they're always trying to convince people that they don't care about other people's opinions.
If you don't care to talk about the standards by which people can dress better, why participate in a forum that's dedicated to discussing how people can dress better? Go out into the world and be your individual, free-floating self.
Myself, I'm not convinced by the claim that everyone wishes to impose their own norms on others. I just find it hard to imagine that anyone would truly believe the world would be a better place if everyone dressed according to the same principles. What a dull existence!
Now, does everyone think their own norms are superior? Well, it is very abundantly clear that some on this board do. But I'm not sure everyone feels that way. Or at least, I think most people are sophisticated enough to realize that works for them, what is 'superior' in their own circumstances according to their own tastes, may not work as well for everyone else. This would especially be true for those who don't mind standing out (or even may have need to, as the case may be). The last thing someone like that would want is for his own sophistication to go unnoticed!