@cherrispryte I fall squarely in this category as well. As an angst-y teen 'artistic type' looking for a direction, The Fountainhead spoke right to me. All it took was one cool college professor to point out the obvious flaws, and I instantly realized it was a bunch of nonsense. Actual adults who swear by her philosophy are silly.
Being from California, none of this makes any sense to me. Seriously, do people put this much thought into dressing? Who makes these rules, and why does anyone care to follow them? What difference does two tiny buttons make? Do people actual look down on others based on their tie-fabric preference? I had no idea heterosexual men actually consciously decide to be 'ironically nerdy' or that a material in and of itself could be 'ironic'. It all sounds so Victorian and pretentious. East Coast people need to relax or something. I guess I am not much of a fashion-oriented person. And yes, I do dress in animal pelts to go to work.