Great article (click here). I lived in Europe for 20 years, and it was embarrassing to see American tourists looking literally like slobs, compared to other tourists. It is offensive and shows a lack of respect for other cultures. It doesn’t take any more effort, or time, or money to look polished. I dream of the day when it is the goal once again of Americans to look classy.
I disagree that comfort is the most important consideration. You can be comfortable and also be chic, elegant and classy. I think the way Americans dress reflects laziness rather than a desire to be comfortable. Maybe that’s the reason productivity in the US is markedly down. We aren’t even in the top ten. Let’s hope Obama will inspire us. What do you think? Leave a comment.