Hard work and haberdasher create success

Uniforms lend a certain ease and image to students at the start of the new school season. Much like military uniforms, they eliminate the need for a supply of daily clothing and the time to choose and coordinate them.

“We like them, mom,” declared my kids after their first day at a middle school with mandatory uniforms. “Everyone is equal.” I was grateful for the reduction in at least one element of morning chaos and welcomed the break to the household budget.

Uniforms, however, have another big benefit. They credit the wearer with an instant image of success, of professional standing. [Read more…]