How You Live & the People Around You
If there were a uniform for where you spend most of your time, what would it be?
JC Penny separates and suits, mostly in black. We are civil servants, baby.
If there were a uniform for where you spend your leisure, what would it be?
I spend my leisure time on the Marlboro Mesa, where we wear sloppy clothing resistant to dog drool.
What do you like best about the prevailing style where you are?
I have not really gotten the style here, other than casual and summer.
What frustrates you?
Shopping. Nothing is made for hourglass figures. I think everything is too expensive usually, but I can't risk waiting for sales because they won't have my size. Plus, a 6 week sales cycle in the stores is too short.
Is there another place (one you've lived, visited, heard about, whatever) that better captures your idea of style?
I miss New Jersey, not for the over the top expensive fashion of prevailing cultural values and the ethnicity of the population, but because being dressed up was not viewed with suspicion the way it was in Ohio. Seriously, in Cleveland dressing sloppy is a badge of honor, a sign you're one of the working class, those salt of the earth, Kuchinich voting Democrats who do not care for the fancy ways of larger cities.
And we know how I feel about that.
Construct a quick pie chart of the occasions for which you dress.
Eh. 40% work, 40 % leisure, 20% sleep, 5% other occasions.