Alright expatbrit, let's give this a go...
There is not a pair of jeans or an open collar to be seen. Everyone here is radiant." So said a news report.
...At another convention city, a newspaper reporter gave this description of the crowd of Witnesses:
Ah, a "news report". Not that I don't believe someone would say such a thing, but how am I to confirm this assertion? References?
A second observer, a security guard, noted: "You are well-behaved, respectful, clean, and tidy people. What I see is beautiful. In this filthy world, you managed to move aside the dirt!"
Security guard= alleged authority figure? Gotta love it when Mr.Sevenbucksanhour waxes poetic about the "filthy world". Are we supposed to believe that he randomly made mention of some of the groups loaded language?
We have become known worldwide for being distinctly different in our appearance.
Hyperbole mixed with wishful thinking. Ask anyone what religious groups are known or stand apart for their dress. Here in the U.S., you might hear Krishnas or Amish or monks or certain branches of Judiasm. Reality check. What are the chances anyone would even mention the JWs?
Rather than choose a look that flaunts an independent spirit or that suggests an immoral life-style, we want to show that we truly "glorify God."
Whatever you do, blend in. Conformity demonstrates loyalty to the group.
At times, one who is new, inexperienced, or spiritually weak might accept whatever the world promotes in dress and grooming without first considering how it reflects on Jehovah and his organization.
Don't ruin our image. If someone is not demonstrating conformity, they are weak. We don't want them ruining or image, do we?
We could approach a respected, spiritually mature brother or sister and ask for an honest observation about our style of clothing and grooming and then seriously weigh the suggestions given.
Always check with others to make sure you are conforming. You will know who to ask because they demonstrate by their dress that they are conforming and are therefore spiritual people.