I wonder if his [...] has something to do with his craziness.

The only word I could think of was attire. But I think attire only refers to what the person is wearing now; not to the way he or she usually dresses.

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    I'd probably use wardrobe there. It refers to the clothing in his current rotation.
    – Robusto
    Oct 6, 2014 at 2:17
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    I usually use fashion, since it's specifically for, well, fashion style.
    – Raestloz
    Oct 6, 2014 at 2:31
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    Way of dressing is fine, as are wardrobe and attire (the statement can refer to his attire generally; it does not necessarily mean what he is wearing now).
    – Drew
    Oct 6, 2014 at 4:14
  • @Raestloz Fashion is not the same as style :-)
    – user63230
    Oct 6, 2014 at 6:01
  • @andy256 exactly. Fashion is specifically for... uh, well, fashion: the way of dressing, while style is much more general
    – Raestloz
    Oct 6, 2014 at 6:24

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... a form of appearance, design, ... elegance or refinement of manners, dress, etc.

While usually positive, it can also be applied in a negative sense, as in

I don't like his style. He looks like a banana.

Another phrase would be dress sense.


Look can refer to a fashionable or specific way of dressing :

  • (Clothing & Fashion) style; fashion: the new look for summer, his new look is quite unusual.

  • A distinctive, unified manner of dress or fashion: the preferred look for this fall.

Source: TFD


aesthetic could be used here.

Example: Her particular aesthetic is more suited to the Goth scene. Or you could use the word aesthetic to further modify fashion, as in "fashion aesthetic."

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