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Stephanie Karian Newby College Writing II 10/24/07 Compare and Contrast Essay Men’s Fashion Options: Fewer Not Lesser “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” (Coco Chanel 1883- 1971). Fashion is a way for anyone,   men or women, to think for themselves, aloud. It is a  chance to express yourself, and show who you are on the inside, on the outside. Clothing is  a form of nondiscriminatory, nonverbal communication subject to women as well as men. In Deborah Tannen’s article,  Marked Women,  fashion is undermined, and its use of  nonverbal communication is overlooked to say the least. Her thesis is concerned with every  woman’s burden of fashion, and every man’s apathetic judgment. “I suddenly wondered  why I was scrutinizing only the women. The men’s styles were unmarked” (Tannen 522).  This thesis is true, however, strictly to the business end of fashion. The choices in attire for  women are fewer than men due to formality. Women have the choice of a skirt or dress  instead of a suit, and men are confined only to a suit. However, in today’s media driven 
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course ENGL 60322 taught by Professor Newby during the Spring '08 term at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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