Clothes do not make a man, but they certainly affect how he is perceived. Perhaps this is the reason why the fashion industry, despite being criticized for its sometimes over-the-top prices, is still booming. Just what do clothes say about a person? Here we discuss some interesting points.Aside from serving the practical function of giving the body protection against weather and other elements, clothes are a way of expressing social dynamics that include economic and marital status, profession, spiritual affiliations and sexuality.Even in this modern age, most societies still delineate among social classes through clothing. Unlike the days of the Roman Empire when only high-ranking government officials could wear mauve, there are no longer laws dictating what kinds of clothing people can wear. Social delineation through clothing is more discreet though still prevalent. For example, because of the high prices of designer clothes and accessories, only the well to do can afford to wear them.Of course, clothing still shows very clearly what the occupation of a certain individual is. People working in the medical profession wear certain garb that set them apart from people working as firemen, police officers or soldiers, for example. Pastors, priests and other members of religious order also wear distinct uniforms, as do some students in formal schools.More interestingly, clothing is also used to express marital status and sexuality. Some married women stay away from very revealing outfits. Though this is not a hard and fast rule in the Western world, it certainly applies to married Indian women who wear special hair accessories to indicate they are married (just as the rest of world wear wedding rings). As a general rule, single people looking for partners wear more revealing outfit to signify their intent to attract a potential partner.
Soldiers fighting for the British Army in different parts of the world need a wide variety of military accessories. From sleeping bags, to clothing to every day utensils that have been specially designed for life in combat, there is a whole array of products to choose from.Many soldiers go to specialist stores to find what they need. However, this can often be time consuming and even unproductive if the shops have a small product range. As a result more and more of them are going online to find the military products that they need.The internet not only offers a wider selection than most bricks and mortar stores, it also facilitates cost comparisons and bargain hunting. Furthermore, since some sites also offer free postage as well as discounted prices, buying military accessories online can also save the shopper money.There have been a number of exciting new military products launched recently which can be found online.For example:-New sleeping bags that provide extra insulation at sub zero temperatures but which weigh less than conventional bags and compress down to the size of a small melon.-Headlamps that provide more light than ever before but which use less battery power than conventional models.-Military clothes that offer excellent moisture control and fast drying time-Boots that are specially designed to prevent blistersOf course, these products do not only appeal to military personnel. Many civilians who enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing and camping, as well as people who take part in extreme sports, also benefit from them.For instance, many independent travelers find that extra insulated sleeping bags which are lightweight and easy to carry are extremely useful when camping outside in cold climates.Similarly, many mountain walkers find military boots which offer excellent grip and water resistance are very practical.