The NY Times had an article on Hasidic dress in the warm weather. It reminded us of the days when David Kelsey used to comment here, and he would often voice his objection to inappropriate Orthodox dress in the summer in the non-Hasidic communities.
In any case, many of us non-Hasidim do wear hot black felt hats in the summer. In what hashkafic basket do you put that practice?
Do you feel the benefits of being part of a community by adopting their standard dress brings great benefits?
Do you think it’s more or less important for BTs to conform to communal dress codes?