Also, since when are we defined by our clothing/style/look? Am I on the correct forum?
:-) I could care less what people wear, but what you chose to wear does reflect something about you, whether you want it to or not, even if what it says is 'i don't give a fuck'. So you're a generic person, own it ;-P
Interesting. I see it in another way. What a person thinks about my appearance tells me a lot about that persons' character/values. I'm not saying I don't judge
people sometimes based on how they look, but if you don't dig deeper you never really know.
I'm not defined by my clothing, just like I'm not defined by my job, education, car, or anything else. Those things are all a small part of me, but any of them can be changed. I change my clothes often, as mtn points out, to fit the occasion.
I went to a business meeting recently with a CW and a very important person who we knew would likely be dressed very well. It was a Friday, which for me (and usually my CW) means jeans, polo, tennis shoes. I wore the usual, CW wore a fancy suit.
I'm not interested in impressing anyone with my clothes. If you choose not to work with me based on the jeans/polo, your loss.
@miss madge, I agree, you can like it or not, your choice. I just hope it doesn't preclude you from actually working with/knowing that person. You don't need to be attracted to someone or like what they're wearing to have a positive interaction with them.