I really don't think this was an essay about the behaviors of the culture back in the 1950's. It was simply an observation about the way many people dressed at Disneyland back in the 1950's. I'm not sure why people like Acetone have to read so deeply into the article as if it's a personal attack on the way they prefer to dress.
Acetone, I've read an essay you wrote. Frankly, since you have that experience, I'm surprised that you misunderstood Werner's point.
Just my opinion. Lighten up.