I found an article on the American Thinker that is well worth a read. The authors explore a personal theory of mine, namely the reduction of formality, style and modesty in our society is inversely proportionate to the amount of selfishness that surrounds us.
For example, adult men wearing baseball caps backwards and indoors, failure to comb their hair properly, and wearing dress shirts outside of their trousers. Adult women showing inappropriate bare skin, undergarments, tattoos in an office setting or in public. And we will politely dance around those with enormous (as the British would say) “sit-upons” crammed into tight jeans. In the United States, there is a general lack of respect and civility for other people. We convey that by how we dress.
We are a selfish people therefore we refuse to dress for others.
Take a moment to read “Why is Dressing Down the New Dressing Up?”
HT: The Aesthetic Traditionalist – for link and image