An excellent article by Jeffrey A. Tucker at Mises.org suggests that clothing and appearance may once again become the hallmark of the gentleman. Tucker says,
Right now, with unemployment moving into the double digits, it is becoming a dog-eat-dog world in labor markets. You must stand out. You must find ways to show that you are not expendable, that tossing you out would do more harm to the company than good. You must show that the company will risk losing more revenue by sending you away than by keeping you.
Clothing reflects this.
YAHOO! If that's the only change we actually get out of this entire freakin' mess then Mr. Obama will have presided over an auspicious era.
Here's the best line of the article at the very end:
The way you dress can make all the difference. If it doesn't work to boost your professional life, you can always count on looking fantastic when you march on the White House and protest against its occupants for robbing you blind in the name of saving you.