how does one's interest about clothing decrease when income increases? There is often a correlation between the number of hours spent in the workplace and subsequent income increases, especially when you are younger. And the more dedicated you are to success in the workplace, the less time you will have available for thinking about or shopping for clothing. Add to that an office where slovenly business casual is the norm, and even your interest in work clothing is likely to decline. Essentially if you spend the majority of your life in an environment where clothing does not matter and your mind is always constantly centered around other things, it is doubtful you will ever look good.