“Clothes make us the man”, states an old English saying.
But is it true?
If we think carefully, we will find that it is often the case.
For example, when we see a man in a suit and tie, what do we think?
Different professions may require different clothing.
Why is this?
It maybe because our clothes tell others which professional or social group we belong to.
People feel more comfortable if they can identify which group we are in.
Usually males and females wear different types of clothing.
In the 20th century, however, this changed.
Women started to wear some of the traditional male clothing.
Even different cultures are starting to change their clothes.
Around the world, western style clothing is becoming more popular.
Perhaps this is not always such a good thing.
Variety in clothing can make our society more attractive and interesting.