- Dec 20, 2004
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I choose neither option.
I would consider voting it this poll if you would change the second choice to:
I think clothing is about self-actualisation - moving towards being comfortable with who you are and being happy putting that out there for others to see. Now, for some, that involves idealisation towards a classical ideal of proportion. For others it's about deliberately echoing their own figure as closely as possible. Both are legitimate approaches... IF the wearer is doing it for the RIGHT reason (they enjoy how they look in the mirror wearing it), not in order to achieve some externally defined ideological purity of approach.
Spoken like a true psychiatrist. And spoken well, if I may say so. When is the book coming out? The last time someone published anything authoritative on the psychology of dress was a long time ago. I believe it was Flugel in the psychoanalysis age - back in the 1930's or so.