[57b bottom] R’ Ba’naah to R’ Yochanan: The tunic of a Torah scholar should be long enough so that his flesh should not be visible below the hem of the tunic.
R’ Rosner explaining RambaM [Hilchos Dayos]: Just as Torah scholars are different/separated from others in wisdom, so too must they be in their speech, actions, and dress.
D-E-ep Thoughts: How we dress reflects an inner realness. When we think, speak and act in Holy/separated ways, we should portray this essence visibly to others as well. In order to sustain our identity, we must not assimilate (especially through clothing). We should be proud and honored to look like Hashem’s chosen people.
Today’s P.I.P. (Put Into Practice) TIP: Be proud to properly wear Tzitzis out (instead of being embarrassed and tucking them in), maintain proper Payos (sidelocks), keep a visible Kosher Yarmulka (instead of hiding under a hat), and dress in clothing that appropriately covers what should not be publically seen.