Conformity -v- Individuality

Georg Simmel, the German sociologist said of Fashion:

“Fashion is a form of social relationship that allows those who wish to conform to the demands of a group to do so.  It also allows some to be individualistic by deviating from the norm.”

So, for instance, in the corporate world where one has to conform to a certain dress code,

how does one also express individuality?

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Cad & The Dandy – Rebel of Uniformity

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Paul Smith

A Suit that Fits - Load Your Lining

A Suit that Fits – Load Your Lining

And if you can’t afford a designer jacket?  Have a root around a charity shop a buy some silk ties.  There is enough fabric in them to line a waistband or pocket and you will have your own designer garment at a fraction of the price.

Vintage Silk Ties

Vintage Silk Ties

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Cleverthinking99.com

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