Royce M. Pinkston Prof. Jefferson English 102 30 September 2009 Classification Essay What we wear has an impact on what we believe and who we are personally. Fashion has played a major role in classifying people and his or her personality type. Fashion is broken down into five different categories, urban, gothic, athletic, formal, and prep. It is in these five categories that can give someone the opportunity to prejudge who you are and what type of person you may be. Urban wear, which is also known as street wear to others, is nice denim jeans with a white tee and some Jordan Nikes.
This outfit is usually worn by most kids from urban development’s and rappers. Urban wear is usually not worn by white people and often times exploited by blacks. Urban wear is known for every day wear. You would wear to basketball, baseball, football games, and to rap concerts. You can go to the club but it would have to be a club that does not have a dress code or a teen club.
Formal wear, which is worn by all nationalities, is what you would call suits, tuxedoes, and dresses that are silk and what not. You would wear formal wear to a ball or gala or wedding.
Formal wear would not be considered to wear every day. You would wear formal wear to church and to work. Formal is considered to be professional wear. Prep wear is your average white boy look. Polo’s, fitted shirts, button ups, slacks, khakis, and loafers and dressy shoes is prep wear. Mostly worn by white suburban kids and also worn by black kids who have a determined mindset. You can wear prep wear anywhere and to just about any event, to the club, school, church, business meetings, and other things of that nature.
People who wear prep clothes you will usually find to have briefcases and business folders. Athletic wear is sports clothing like gym shorts and tennis shoes. People who wear sport clothing all the time are people who are usually as life goes type of people nothing really phases this person and not much can bother this person. It is also worn by people who like to play sports all the time and got to games. You can wear sport clothing to any sporting event and to the mall and to do laundry and also to lounge around the house. Sportswear is considered to be a form a relaxed wear.
Gothic wear is dark clothing and worn by those who are into to video games and witch craft. These types of people are usually quiet and keep to themselves. Gothic clothing is all black clothing from head to toe and most wear it with black makeup. All these different fashion categories define us to a certain extent and usually allow people to determine our personality type from a distance. Fashion is a big part of every one’s life and I believe that is the reason why we use fashion as a way to determine someone’s personality type.
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