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The clothes do not make a man, but they certainly affect how he is perceived. This is perhaps the reason why the fashion industry, despite being criticized for its sometimes more surplus prices, is still booming. What do clothes say about a person? We discuss here interesting points.
In addition to serving the practical function of giving corporal protection against weather conditions and other elements, clothing is a means of expressing social dynamics including economic and marital status, the profession, spiritual affiliations and sexuality .
Even in this modern age, most companies are still delineating among social classes through clothes. Unlike the days of the Roman Empire when only high-ranking government officials could wear purple, there are no more dictated laws which types of clothing can wear. Social delimitation through clothes is more discreet but still widespread. For example, because of the high prices of designer clothing and accessories, only the well can afford to wear them.
Of course, clothes always show very clearly what the occupation of a certain person is. People working in the medical profession carry some Garb that apart from people working as firefighters, police or soldiers, for example. Pastors, priests and other members of the religious order also bear separate uniforms, as well as some students in formal schools.
More interesting conclusions, clothing are also used to express marital status and sexuality. Some married women stay away from very revealing outfits. Although it is not a difficult and rapid rule in the Western world, it certainly applies to married Indian women who wear special hair accessories to indicate that they are married (just like the rest of the world wearing rings of wedding). As a general rule, single people in search of partners bear more revealing outfits to signify their intention to attract a potential partner.
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