I started noticing this at Church. Now, even if you're not religious, you can understand that for someone who IS religious, when we go into the house of God we should show respect. Hell, I wear nice clothing whenever we have dinner with my father in law, and my wife can't stand him. So if I can show a man my wife cannot stand a little respect by dressing decently, how much more respect should I show God in his own house?
Sadly, I'm typically the best dressed man at church. And I'm not wearing black tie and tails here. I typically wear an oxford shirt with a tie, and a sports coat, along with a pair of dress pants. During the summer, when it's hot and humid enough to melt the windows from your car, I wear a polo shirt and nice pants. And I'm still the best dressed.
Take a gander at this video. Skip to 1:45 to take a look at the stands of the 1968 World Series game.
What do you see? Men wearing shirts with collars. Many of them wearing ties. Men dressed to go out to a GAME. And they dressed well.
When did we become such slobs? When did we lose the respect for ourselves?
My wife has several chef's coats for when she does events and people are helping her out in the kitchen. Even in the middle of working their asses off, we want people who we serve to know that they are being served by PROFESSIONALS. A lot of the uniform regulations that made me scratch my head as a 20 year old make sense if you understand that Soldiers are supposed to be PROFESSIONALS.
Howsabout this for a New Year's resolution? Dress better.