As a result, I lived in the knowledge that I had jeans on, whereas normally we live forgetting that we’re wearing undershorts or trousers. I lived for my jeans and as a result I assumed an exterior behaviour of one who wears jeans. In any case, I assumed a demeanor … Not only did the garment impose a demeanor on me; by focusing my attention on demeanor it obliged me to live towards the exterior world (Eco, 1986, pp. 192–4).
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