The language of clothes
Before we even speak to someone in a meeting, at a party, or on the street, our clothes express important information (or misinformation) about our occupation, origin, personality, opinions, and tastes. We pay close attention to how others dress, as well; though we may not be able to put our observations into words, we unconsciously register the information, so that when we meet and converse we have already spoken in a universal language.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JenneB - LibraryThing
It was interesting in spots, but it's (obviously, since it was written in 1981) outdated. A lot of her assertions were dubious at best, like her theory that the widely-set stripes on baseball uniforms ... Read full review
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Not content with recognizing the simple statements--your sex, age, and class--expressed in the language of dress, Lurie looks for the grammar and syntax. No actual linguistic structure is really ... Read full review