Every single one of us are fashion conscience, whether we realize it or not. Yes, style means something different to everyone, but some degree of thought goes into everything we put on our bodies. The weather, our job, who we will see, who we wont see, and even what day of the week it is. All of these are factors that cross our minds as we run to our closets everyday. It is my goal to explain this opinion further. In this next series I will be profiling men and women from different communities and walks of life. By asking what fashion means to them, I want to break the idea of it being a right or wrong thing and more of a way of life. With this particular post I want to look at why people choose to dress the way they do, and why we tend to think that way.
“I use to read all of these adventure and outdoor focused blogs. The writers would tell these great stories and have these incredibly powerful meanings behind them, but I couldn’t help but notice something was missing.” This is my friend Scottie describing his motivation for starting his blog. ”I just felt like it was such a missed opportunity to reflect on God, and then I realized I could do that.” When Scottie isn’t writing his awesome blog (check it out here) he is a student, a barista, and an active member of BYX. and like most college seniors, Scottie is a busy guy juggling final projects and future plans. The last thing on his mind is what to wear tomorrow.
He admitted to me that not much thought goes into his usual ensemble of a t-shirt, shorts, and Chacos, "Honestly what ever is comfortable to ride my bike in". But after talking through his day to day life a bit more we came to two conclusions. The first is that he dresses for comfort because of his busy schedule. The second is that he dresses the way he does because most guys his age do too.