We consistently get told that we are, of ourselves, not good enough. We get told not to trust our own worth, that we must have not only the right clothes and accessories, but lots and lots of them in order to be worthy. When we add into this the ever more massive machine of the Attire industry, we get an outpouring of goods so immense that no person could ever possibly comprehend it all.
I do not believe we have gotten to the glossolalia point as yet. But we are headed there. It surprises me not at all that some folks resort to a personal uniform so that they can manage to navigate their lives without getting lost in the too much of too much that Attire is becoming. And this all makes me sad on one level because I see the validity of the Attire language and what it can accomplish so readily.
In days gone by it was enough to relate that one was wealthy, or cultivated, or smart, or proficient at something. Rarely if ever were all these things and more required of a person to put across in their clothing statement. Now, with the way communications have expanded and changed, it isn't enough anymore to state those bald declaratives. There has to be more, because our lives are more complex, and our personal realities are more complex on many levels than our forbears.
What this means in the long run for Attire as an expressive vehicle for us I cannot say. I will say that observing and taking part in the process is going to be exhilarating, (at least, to me).