Just for fun, what type of clothing should a writer wear when having that all-important very first face to face with an interested agent?
A red nose and clown shoes of course. I'm surprised you asked.
Or maybe that swan dress that Bjork wore to the Oscars a couple years ago.
Even better would be the costume worn by a (of course) costume designer made entirely of American Express cards...Preferably gold, and you pay for lunch.
You were planning to leave the bunny slippers at home right?
If you're coming to New York, you'll be taken for the trendiest hipster if you wear a plaid flannel shirt and a billcap with "HVAC Repair" on it. Of course you have to have black rim specs to complete the ensemble. Try to carry an obscure, well thumbed novel too. In French.
With a naked woman on the cover. This works really well if you yourself are also a woman.
If you want to look like one of us you'll wear all black. You'll carry two handbags and a bag from Bendels, or Victorias Secret or FUKC. You'll have your cell phone ring programmed with "answer the fone bitch". You'll have three scarves, mittens and gloves and wear black and white Keds with your Manolos in your purse.
On the other hand if you want to look like a writer, you'll look slightly dazed at the sunlight, clutch a subway map even if you're walking, gaze up up up at the tall buildings and ask a passerby to take your photo at the NY Public Library lions.
Try not to look like you can afford to pay the tab or I'll stick you with it.