The Cowl Does Not Make the Monk - Or Does It?
We can see it every day: at work, at home, in the bars...you change your clothes depending on where you are going, and clothes can even help to
recognize the role of a person. In the production of work wear, for example, in Italy you need to keep in mind the various roles inside a building yard so
that everyone can be recognizable at first sight: as a 1990 law goes, red caps for the workers, yellow for the qualified works and white for the auxiliary
Even more than for recognizing the role, the work wear is needed for protection; depending on the job, you'll need to think about the protection of the
respiratory system, for workers who handle toxic material; in other cases it will be important to protect hearing, for example for builders when using
some machineries: the first aim is that of protecting workers from accidents and from characteristics of the working environment that can cause
damages to hearing, sight, and so on.
In other cases it may be necessary to wear a protection for the head, like in the building yards, or for the sight, like in the case of welders or even
dentists. Summing up, every job has its own protections, which are prescribed by law, but most of all by common sense.
Out of the working place, clothing can help us to give an approximate age to the person who wears it, and even to have an idea of his or her style and
tastes. Or it can tell us what's his work, if he's wearing a uniform, or his religion, if he's a priest, a monk, a nun, or even if he's a sporty or an elegant
type, if he likes colours or prefers passing by unnoticed...then, there are places where a certain kind of clothes is not due, but it's actually appropriated:
it would not be suitable to go to the theatre wearing a tracksuit, just like wearing an evening dress would be inappropriate at the gym. At a wedding the
white dress is reserved for the bride, while for the guests it would not be proper to wear a black dress; you only need a hat to recognize a soldier, and