As this is a Chinese character, I think it would be easier to describe it in Chinese Historical War terms.
The traditions of clothing, is actually determined by a dynasty. Notice one of the major changes during any Chinese civil war or revolution is the changes of clothing. Good Example: Tang Dynasty clothing or Qing Dynasty clothing. In fact, if peasants refuses to change the way how they dress (even the way how hair looks), the peasants then will be considered as being against the government.
Ideogrammic compound: 卩 (“kneeling person”) + 又 (“spread hands”) + ⺼ (“person's back”) = a kneeling person attending another person's back.
Another very interesting way to look at clothing: there was an idioms named "被发左衽" (as the way how Mongolians dress). The saying of "Chinese might ended up 被发左衽" literally means that Chinese might ended up losing their country to Mongolians.