Collegiate caps, gowns, tassels, hoods, stripes each indicate school affiliation, degrees attained, subjects of specialty. And military uniforms denote rank, service, and more which yields military-inspired civilian street wear. The saggy pants of rappers and their fans is said to derive from belts being removed when one enters prison.
I wear a Yankees cap.
I can afford this handbag.
The soles of my shoes are red.
I wear a graphic tee and haircut similar to those of my co-workers and friends.
Know first who you are: and then adorn yourself accordingly. - Epictetus
The sense of being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When in doubt, wear red - Bill Blass
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain