Desmond Morris Quote

We read off the many signals that our companions' clothes transmit to us in every social encounter. In this way, clothing is as much a part of human body language as gestures, facial expressions and postures.Even those people who insist that they despise attention to clothing, and dress as casually as possible, are making quite specific comments on their social roles and their attitudes towards the culture in which they live.


Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behavior (ed. 1977)

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We read off the many signals that our companions' clothes transmit to us in every social encounter. In this way, clothing is as much a part of human...

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We read off the many signals that our companions' clothes transmit to us in every social encounter. In this way, clothing is as much a part of human...

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We read off the many signals that our companions' clothes transmit to us in every social encounter. In this way, clothing is as much a part of human...

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We read off the many signals that our companions' clothes transmit to us in every social encounter. In this way, clothing is as much a part of human...