Mel and I talked about the concepts of over-dressed vs. under-dressed, and for sure, they doesn’t believe in being over-dressed: “No, you should wear whatever you want to wear”. Which in Seattle, if it’s much more than a Northface jacket, then yeah, you will appear to be over-dressed by most people’s standards. “Seattle is the land of under-dressed” Mel told me, and I nodded in agreement. Getting dressed on the daily is about mood for Mel. Practicality only factors in when considering weather—but that’s what you temporarily don to protect your thoughtfully crafted fit underneath.