Sometimes our context leads us in the wrong direction. Here's a great piece from my friends at the Sociology of Style. For the full article (as featured below) and more from Sociology of Style, click here: http://sociologyofstyle.com/2013/01/13/a-look-at-some-contemporary-style-mistakes/ A Bad Idea, Expressed Poorly: A Look at Some Contemporary Style Mistakes Fashion is like the id. … Continue reading How Culture Can Lead to Style Mistakes: More Sociology of Style
I have been spending a lot of time in the past year doing work in the apparel and retail space...studying the cultural context that influences how and why different types of consumers choose the clothing styles and brands that they use to cover themselves up everyday or to uncover their unique personal identities. Like when … Continue reading The Sociology of Style: Are Women “Dressing For Success” Only To Encourage A Corporate Culture of Failure?
Today is our last day in Paris and I am pleased to say that I feel like I have had proper "anthropological" experiences outside of the tourist obligations. We have enjoyed people-watching and chats with strangers (as best we could...finding that my limited Spanish was a big help in communicating with the French), walks through … Continue reading The Best Art In Paris: The Locals, Not The Louvre