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Franz Boas on Fashion Deviation Franz Boas believes that any action that differs from those performed by us habitually strikes us immediately as ridiculous or objectionable Jacobus 606 This is true particularly when it comes to deviations from the implied dress code of society Boas uses examples such as formal dress worn in casual places and out of style clothes from past centuries worn today When we see this we automatically think the person wearing these things is outlandish Culture in San Antonio Texas is very diverse and there are many different opinions of what is acceptable to wear and what is unacceptable In some communities people are dressed in exceedingly baggy pants and t-shirts In other areas the dress is more traditional nice pants shirts and classy dresses In each region if someone strays from these guidelines they are immediately thought to be abnormal Dress isnt an indication of sanity but people often treat it like it is They label those who dress differently as weird and treat them crudely unjustifiably In most cases when someone strays from the normal code of dress the person is simply trying to express himherself They feel the need to be independent and individual so they do something different from what everyone else conforms to They like and accept who they are and they show it through their clothing They arent trying to make a scene or cause a stir they do it for themselves In some cases however the non-conformists are trying to arouse reactions from those around them They are seeking attention and by wearing unusual clothing they usually get it Your eye is naturally drawn to something out of the ordinary If in a sea of people dressed in black there is a man wearing bright orange who is your attention focused upon The orange guy of course These days there are more and more orange guys out there People want to
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