Skip to comments.Whatever happened to appearances and when did it happen?
Posted on 07/25/2014 11:06:44 AM PDT by billhilly
Appearances matter. All of our lives we were told that by our mothers, school teachers, employers and etiquette books.
If it matters at all to others I would like to hear about it.
It matters to me. Call it stupid but I do judge/make fun of/ignore/hire people based on their appearance.
Was recently at my physician’s office. An obese young woman came in wearing short shorts, a halter top and the obligatory flip flops. Surely she knew it was not a good look for her, but she didn’t care. That is the reason for the trashy appearance of those who cause us to avert our eyes in public places.
However, appearances most definitely matter. And those that think they don’t and apply that belief to their life find out the hard way that it DOES matter.
All of life is sales and marketing, and appearances are very much a part of that formula. And that belief has served me very well for my 60 years.
Agree it started in the 60’s people dress like slobs and winos.
Maybe prospective employers should show up at the houses of those applying for jobs.
When did we go from the toga to the three piece suit?
as soon as they were invented?
When the center of civilization was no longer in the Med climate zone.
You see the old movies and TV shows, people wore suits and proper clothes to do anything it seems
Appearances matter to me. I don’t even go to the gym without doing hair and makeup. I’m trim, tidy, have excellent posture and move well. All of which are worth the time and effort.
Do I judge others by their appearance? To some extent, but it’s not necessarily the most important thing. A dear friend, world’s greatest mom, has horrible posture and I see how that costs her. People don’t really know what they’re looking at, but if you slump around, they treat you with little respect.
It's how they recognize one another.
I’ll never forget the woman in her 30s who came to mass wearing a mini skirt up to her hiney and carrying a cup of Starbucks coffee.
Even to the dinner table. Look at old photos taken in the 20’s and 30’s. Everyone was wearing dresses, suits and ties...
I rant to my wife unit all the time that one day the next bra strap I see, person wearing pajamas at the store, fat ass wearing body glove work out pants, or underwear sticking out will send me over the edge.
I am so tired of cargo shorts I could just ... well...
I know a guy who owns rental property who insists on a visit to the applicant's current home before renting to them.
The older I get, the less it matters. Lipstick on a pig and all that. And the younger I was, the less I could afford it...*sigh*... Throws up hands...
The first for just a lot of well-made, understated stuff, and the second for when I had specific questions about style.
I fear for the human race
Yep, I don’t ever remember seeing Ricky not wearing a sharp-looking suit on I Love Lucy.
The cargo shorts don't bother me, but I detest all those other "styles".
“Little drops of water;
Little grains of sand;
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.”
There is a Divinely designed order to the rolls of women and men. It protects women, men, children, marriage families, society. It gives great dignity and purpose to men and women. Anything, anything seemingly “right,” or convenient, and apparently insignificant at the time, that affects that order has consequences.
Remember when girls wore dresses to school, and people dressed with dignity for church, and women relied on their husbands to vote wisely, and provide for them because their work at home was honorable.....
Aw... nothing wrong with cargo shorts; I like the pockets.
What's just wrong is wearing a size that reaches the knees.
It matters to me. Every day I am disgusted and offended by the way some people dress out in public. Even employers let employees get away with bad and tasteless attire. I tend not to go back to a business who has slobs representing them. I don’t care if you are over weight, you can still dress appropriately. And I am sickened by all the bare dirty feet in grocery stores and restaurants!!!!!!!
Now now she THINKS she’s sexy. That’s all that matters right?.../s
We need to kill PC and bring back the truth. Forget about how people feel when its obvious they’re incredibly stupid. Some people need to hear the truth. It tuns them into a better person.
Cargo shorts? You take umbrage at cargo shorts?
While functional I am tired of seeing them every where. Church, high end restaurants, I even had an idiot wear them to a job interview.
See my 31.
Unfortunately they’ve done more than just smoke pot and smell bad.
They destroyed civilization.
You’re not alone.
I always figure that a person’s appearance, to some extent reflects the inside of his/her head.
Also, no self-respecting individual goes around looking like a refugee, if they don’t have to.
You just described a young mother I recently saw in a waiting room, only in addition to a similar manner of dress, she was slurping some kind of slushy thing.
The two kids in tow were around ages 5 and 7. Each had a bag of chips, wandering around the room, munching away and leaving crumb trails (never mind all the "No Food or Drink" signs).
The kids were still normal weight, but with the have-no-respect-for-yourself-or-others, pay-no-attention-to-rules-and-decorum, snack-no-matter-where-you-are learned lifestyle, that'll change in short order. Ugh.
Politically incorrect now
Were they in cursive??
When did we go from the Toga to the three piece suit? It must have happened in my lifetime, because I can remember owning and wearing three piece suits.
What’s with the mannequin at the head of the table?
"So how was your day Little Cindy?"
"Mrs. Krutz taught us all about fisting and lesbianism, I have a date with Lisa for sleep over"
"That's nice dear"
"Who is Lisa, sis, is she hot?"
"Oh, that my teachers first name, for when we aren't in school"
It does look like that, doesn’t it?
Gadzooks! She looks...sticky.
Thanks to everyone for posting and confirming that appearances really do matter. “Optics” only matter to Politicians and MSNBC talkers.
Especially if that last one sits on them.
Hey man. I dress by calendar. After April 1st and before Nov 1, I am in shorts. That is just the way it is.
Not at church, but every day.
Ricky was a band leader in a Club. He dressed appropriately.
What a nifty gadget, a cold box right in the house.... one day it's electric lights and now this... what's next an indoor toilet??
“I take a bath once a month whether I need it or not”