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Want to learn to dress well? There’s a class for that

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People wearing sweat pants outside may prove that we're becoming "a nation of slobs." alachia/Flickr

People just don’t dress up like they used to. A professor at the University of Notre Dame says she wants to revive the lost art of dressing.  Linda Przybyszewski teaches a class called “A Nation of Slobs: The Art, Ethics and Economics of Dress in Modern America.” The class description promises to answer “why the rogues in 19th century novels leer over women’s ankles” and why women used to gloves even when it wasn’t cold.

Have we become a nation of slobs? Why do we put less effort into dressing nicely these days?

Katy Werlin, fashion historian who runs the blog, The Fashion Historian

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