I dont get the 'I'm odd, dark, and dangerous' feeling from anyone.
I think the reason anyone is ostracized is more about the person than any article of clothing.
I, too, am an outlier. I don't have many friends. The main reason for this is completely personality related, as far as I'm concerned.
As a kid, I wasn't searched for when things were happening. I had to do the searching. I had one good friend at a time, but never one who looked out for me the way I thought a good friend was supposed to.
At the same time, I did like unusual things, and wore hats from early on, when no one on my block did so. I remember when fishing hats (think MacClean Stevenson in MASH) became popular, at least in my neck of the woods. A couple of the popular kids got them, and then we all wanted them. I had a 6 panel denim newsboy cap. No one wanted it, but I thought I looked a hell of a lot classier than someone in a fishing hat.
I didn't fit into many groups. Perhaps I always strove to be in with groups that were not as thoughtful, for lack of a better term, than I was, and am.
I've always been comfortable with who I am. I guess its just that a lot of other people werent, or just didnt care enough to find out.
Something tells me Ive only begun to scratch the surface on this one.