My friend Russell is finding some terrific examples of variations on the theme of the perfect uniform. This is his most recent discovery and I think it is an excellent "digital" iteration for the perfect uniform, adding in an audience participation element that frankly, ratchets the concept up a notch. The site is called dress Kevin and basically we are all invited to help Kevin decide what to wear in his daily activities: work, gym, casual etc. I've got to say that I am pretty thrilled with the fact that this kind of thing happens even if it is a bit strange. I love the internet. I love to see what people do with all this freedom to do what they want without the filters of editors or arbiters. And I love that people can weigh in and participate in the lunacy. It's so good.
Anyway, back to dress Kevin. Three things occur to me about this iteration of the perfect uniform: 1) it's either totally brilliant and hysterical that this guy is asking us to help dress him or 2) it's actually very tedious and pathetic that this guy is asking us to help dress him and 3) guys have it a lot easier than women when it comes to HAVING a uniform in the first place. Not much variation on the theme of tops, pants, shorts or shoes for guys. Yes, it's a lot easier and dare I say, a lot more boring for men. But maybe I'm just jealous and it's coming out in a catty, snarky way. Regardless, I think that this is another "proof" that the perfect uniform is a modern concept that has found it's time.