It's weird that people in every single culture on earth wear them...
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Westerners started the tradition in overall public style.
Later, the standards dropped a lot for casual fashion, but in an effort to retain a high-status masculine form, business kept the trend, and later expanded it to women as they entered the work force.
As western corporations expanded, Europe and the Americas retained the standard universally.
Most corporate entities had spread out of Europe, since the dutch capitalized on the stock market, US capitalized on capitalism, Europe and N.A. in general were the biggest participants in the industrial revolution.
Most foreign corporations run predominantly on the western model, and adapted the clothing style as the universal and neutral corporate style.
And that brings us up to today.0