Well, those were some interesting comments, and ones I will digest a bit. I don't know if there is a different psychology to color, etc. in a musical theatre audition vs. an opera audition, but I will muse on that. And of course, things change. Back in the dark ages when I was auditioning, most every male wore a coat and tie. Today, while that is still common, one also sees open neck sport shirts, turtle necks, nicer colored tees with sports jackets, etc.
The comments regarding female issues are appreciated, and I confess that they might not have occurred to me!
In any case, we will retire attire as a subject for the time being, and I will be back with a new topic shortly.