People who know me accept how I dress. But occasionally I get some flack about why I don’t “dress-up” more. So this is my list: some light – some heavier. Some personal and some philosophical.
10. My momma taught me to never tie things around my neck. It’s dangerous and I still don’t like the feeling.
9. I only wear coats if I’m cold, and I’m almost always hot.
8. You never know when you may need to fix something, play catch, or wrestle. Dress accordingly.
7. Why do I want to dress in away that associates me with money and power? … and who decides what is our formal uniforms and what is casual wear.
6. My shirt buttons look fine, and do not need to be covered up with a $20 piece of cloth rope.
5. Our dress expresses something about the people we want to accept us, I’m usually not too worried about what the “habitually–dressed-up” think – and when I have to kiss-up I got a suit for that.
4. The way I dress opens many doors for me in my community that “traditional dress-up” would close.
3. If people are so judgmental about how others dress – does it not make you wonder about what else they are prejudiced?
2. Dressing up rarely makes me feel “special” and usually just fake.
1. My style assures I can’t forget my friends and community, where I come from and where I’m called to go.