Do Our Clothes Reveal Who We Are?
Mark Twain once said: “clothes make the man.” And whilst it’s easy to see what he
was getting at, we have to question whether it is strictly true. Yes, a sharp, well-
tailored suit might tell us something about the wearer. But then, isn’t it true that we
could quite easily encounter the same person the following day, sporting well-worn
jeans and a stained T-shirt? This would understandably lead to confusion over this
person’s character and status. But if we’d only met him on the second day, we’d hold
a very different view of him to those who’d only encountered him a day earlier. So
perhaps Mark Twain’s words are a little ambiguous.
Each to their own
Everyone has a favorite outfit – clothes they feel most comfortable in. Likewise, we
all have things we don’t like to wear – things that make us feel uncomfortable. But
whether your preference is for cuffs and collars, jogging bottoms and hoodies, or
plain old jeans and T-shirts, there’s no escaping the fact that what we wear – at any
given time – speaks volumes to those who encounter us.
Many of us are proud to wear the labels and logos of our preferred brands or
fashion houses. Whether these are emblazoned across our chests or neatly stitched
somewhere within view, they do, of course, have two functions: firstly, as eye-
catching decorations, and secondly, as advertisements for the company.
However we dress, we are expressing our personalities. As such, dressing is, in a
way, a form of communication. Think about it... a quiet, reserved person might dress
in conservatively-styled, plain, middle-of-the-road colors; nothing too bright so as
not to garner attention. An extrovert would almost certainly wear an explosive mix
of bright colors and bold styling. Yet, both could be wearing the latest fashion.
Stand out from the crowd
We love brands that have a passion for designing bold and original clothing that don't let you blending into the background, but that are still subtle enough to let you be modest. We have been looking for clothes that would match this definition, and believe we have come across the perfect example, and think there's no fashion house closer to this than Firetrap (this is where we got these images from). These pictures are of items that we believe are unique, chic, and trendy at the same time.
Do you also like standing out from the crowd without exaggerating?
PS: This is the first time I write SO much on a post. Let me know what you think about these kinds of posts.