- Apr 10, 2011
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I was recently speaking to someone who grew up in Europe but now lives in the US. She grew up at a time and place where dress codes were more important, and people would constantly natter on -- as you said -- about how someone wasn't dressed "correctly." Reminded me of the more unpleasant side of formal dress code type societies, and how it's a bit more relaxed now.A friend of mine told me that her father, a famous double-bass player, wore black suede shoes with rubber soles-- for comfort, as he would be standing for much of the evening's performances. She was once at a concert and had to listen to two women natter on forever about why he couldn't afford, or recognize the necessity, of proper shoes on an occasion like that. Life in the 70s.