Some say the Devil is in them, some say that God is in them, details, that is. Whichever it may be, the truth is that what we clap on our backs would be substantively different, far less evocative and expressive without the addition of special details to make that Attire word unique and beautiful to see.
Though I could fill post after post about various special sleeves, buttons and clasps, collars, cuffs and hems, this post is going to glory in the abundance that is surface decoration.
Cloth can only do so much, though with the onrushing technology of robotics that is changing fast. But in the absence, as yet, of robots that can create complex surface embroideries employing multiple materials requiring multiple techniques to affix them we will still need the patient, endlessly skilled hands of those who embroider onto cloth with cord, ribbon, sequins, feathers, beads and stones.
Here is just a shallow sample of some of the astounding craft out there in the world. Some is subtly done, some is a blaring trumpet. However it expresses, the one thing all these detail images have in common is beauty. They make the eye and the mind and the heart happy to see them. And that, by extension is what we want for ourselves when we wear them.
I can and will explore the work of other cultures and times for the amazing things their artists create, but this should sate your appetites for the moment.