“The Chicago Uniform” (at least for Guys)

When one person does it, it’s an expression of one’s individuality, a fashion statement, etc.

However, when everyone does it — or at least the male of the species — it instead becomes something else entirely: a de facto uniform. An act of conformity. A cliche.

What am I talking about?

The requirement, apparently, that every guy in Chicago between the ages of 15 and 75 goes around wearing a baseball cap.

(And no, if you’re bald and have a paunch, simply wearing a baseball cap doesn’t suddenly make you young and hip.)
About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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