I threatened to do some fashion posts from time to time and here comes the first one. Its going to sound like I’m dishing out some advice but I’m not really, just offering some observations and some ideas for anyone interested.
I have a confession. I like fashion. To me, it is an art form and some, like Tom Ford or John Galliano, consistently achieve it in its highest form. I have another confession. I almost left science back in undergrad days to pursue a fashion design career. Obviously, I didn’t do it but I still think about how my life would be different now if I’d made that choice.
Onto the point. Most scientist, contrary to popular opinion, are actually pretty good dressers (that’s my story and I’m stickin to it). Scientists tend to be fit and that helps. I get the impression that alot of scientists also are fairly hip and enjoy looking good. Nothing wrong with that, looking good is supposed to make you feel better about yourself and there isn’t a thing wrong with projecting a degree of coolness through your clothes. Where it often goes wrong is when us scientists (men and women) have to don the old suit for some important event, especially interviews. Continue reading