Looking Good… Crazy Good
Mark Twain wrote: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” Well, nudity has no place in your job search either unless you are auditioning to be an exotic dancer, a nude model, or an adult-film star. Bottom line: Clothing matters.
It's impossible to deny that clothing has a major impact on society. The U.S. clothing stores industry is composed of about 100,000 stores with combined annual revenue of approximately $150 billion in 2010, according to Reuters. Fashion is part of everyday life, and it is always staring you in the face, as evidenced by the numerous fashion magazines that line newsstand shelves and the popularity of fashion-themed reality TV shows like What Not to Wear, Extreme Makeover, and Project Runway.
Our preoccupation with fashion is evident in the English language, too, which is replete with idioms related to clothing, such as:
Exhibiting good fashion sense is absolutely critical for job ...