I have waited for a long time to read a column highlighting the sloppiness and slovenliness that describes the “everyday (and holiday) dress” of most of American society today. Bravo to Doug Robinson (“Have Americans gone too casual?,” June 18). It has nothing to do with wealth or poverty. One can visit Deseret Industries and gather together an attractive wardrobe for very little money. Their disheveled appearance shows a lack of respect for themselves and for others.

Barbara Mitchell

Salt Lake City