We are two students, members of group two, going through a research and writing about factors that impact on an individual’s choice of clothing. By asking eight individual’s about their clothing styles through shortly brief interviews, in the center of Malmoe city, Sweden, we hope to be able to present some interesting and informative results but also some well arguing conclusions.
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Our main question throughout this research:
How does popular culture influence an individual’s clothing in Malmoe, Sweden?
Meeting someone the first time, you automatically try to identify this person with a certain group. You also quickly try to get an idea of what kind of individual this man or woman really is. When grouping people by class, profession or subculture, it is through the way they dress in which you identify them with a certain group. Clothing gives us observers a hint of identity and inspires us create assumptions.
Through ones clothing, we may tell a lot of things such as how this individual is feeling, group affiliation, profession, personal finances, etc. Even the choice of color has a big influence on the signals send to one another. Our point is that it’s very easy to put a label on people when drawing double-quick conclusions by first impressions, but knowing why, is a lot harder. That’s why we want to talk to different people, representing different clothing styles, making their voices heard and telling us the real story behind their choices of clothing.