Tackling Common Platitudes About Fashion, and What From it We Can Glean

People who are in the business of selling things tell me a man can be judged by his appearance.

While yet another adage claims you should not judge a proverbial book by its just-as-proverbial cover, it is not out of the realm of possibility that you can tell a lot about a man via the way he presents himself. Clothing is something we choose to wear, an outward-facing representation of how we see ourselves and how we want others to see us.

Is it fair then to turn these representations into opinion? Can we really ascertain the true sense of a man simply by his choice and arrangement of garments on his being?

Does a gentleman’s wardrobe really reflect his place in this world?

It appears it does.

(Note: as of this writing, this journalist was unable to procure the brand of hair dye Mr. Millar uses to frost his tips.)

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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

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4 years 2 months ago

I get it. Millar is dumb and people that read about baseball and do statistical analysis know more about it than he does. It’s a (wink wink, nudge nudge) to the audience(readers), that we know more about their profession than they do. Smug and glib. Me like.