My son Spencer dresses very nicely. He is 24; wears nice shirts and often a tie, vest or jacket. He has been staying with us on and off for the last 6-8 months. He is getting me to dress better. Buying nice shirts etc. I do kinda like it. Not that I dressed like a slob but…
He told me something a friend said to him – something like: dressing nicely shows your respect for the other person – the one that you are visiting or with.
This is so true. Goes along with good manners, I guess. Shop around and you can look quite respectable without spending an arm and a leg.
Add to this aesthetics. It make for a much more pleasant environment if people are at least trying to look good.