A Russian man who has spent years trying to understand why people dress differently from their American counterparts is now launching a website called Why Russians Dress Different.
The goal of the site is to get Russians to think about how the country’s dress code affects them and how they can change it.
“In Russia, dress codes are much more strict than in the US, but we’re still learning how to live with it,” Alexei Kvartov, the CEO of the website, said in an interview with TechCrunch.
“People are getting dressed up, and we want to make sure that the dress code doesn’t cause people harm.”
What’s behind Russia’s strict dress code?
According to the United Nations, Russia’s government has instituted strict dress codes for public events and places of worship, which has led to people dressing in “appropriate” ways.
But for some Russians, the dress codes themselves are very different from the ones seen in the United States.
“The dress code in Russia is very strict,” Kvartsov said.
“We have a very strict dress, which we do not accept in the West.”
There’s a very good reason for this, Kvarnavsky said.
In Russia’s society, clothes are symbols of authority, status, and status.
People who wear them have authority and status, Kavartsov explained.
Dress codes in Russia are often seen as a sign of respect, while in the U.S., it’s seen as “the opposite.”
According to Kvarskov, Russian men have been dressing differently for centuries.
“There was a time when there was no such thing as a Western man,” Kvaslovsky said in the interview.
“And that time is long gone now.
Now it’s much more fashionable for men to dress in different ways.”
The Russian dress code is “not just a matter of taste,” he added.
“It’s also an issue of social responsibility.”
A man wearing a red jacket and a black dress shirt walks in front of a Moscow subway station on February 7, 2017 in Moscow, Russia.
Kvannavsky says that dressing like this is important for men who live in a patriarchal society.
(Yuri Kadobnov/Getty Images)What are the dress rules for men in Russia?
“When a man has a very young son, the son will wear a black jacket and black trousers, and the mother will wear black trousers,” Kvaartov said in his interview with the tech news site.
“A black jacket is a symbol of authority and power, and so when a man gets a new son, he will start to wear it.”
According the Russian government, it’s important for women to dress modestly, as well.
“Women should dress modest, not to attract attention, not so they can attract attention from men, but to show their dignity,” the ministry of women’s affairs said in a statement in 2016.
“It is important to keep in mind that in Russia, women’s clothing and clothes of women is very conservative,” Kvarstvarkov said, explaining that the government also tries to limit the number of women who can attend formal events.
According to this logic, women are only allowed to wear a white dress shirt and black pants.
But it’s not always the case.
According a 2016 survey by the Russian Institute of Public Opinion, 70 percent of Russian men said they thought that women should dress conservatively.
In the same survey, however, a third of men also said that women can wear a “traditional” dress, like a black and white shirt, but only if they wear a hijab, the head scarf, or veils.
“When it comes to dressing in public, we can say that a lot of men in the Muslim world believe that wearing a black shirt and trousers is not appropriate,” Kvoerner said.
But for Kvaslavsky, there is a very simple reason for these strict dress rules.
“People who live with this dress code tend to feel that it’s a symbol, a sign that they are not accepted in the Western society,” he said.
“We don’t want to force them to live a certain way, so we do it in the most conservative way.”