I always boggled at why some students would wear shorts all year round in a "just-about-as-cold" area of Wisconsin. You were walking across campus for 10-20 minutes to get to class. Why not be comfortable.
I am more comfortable with strict and warnings because it keeps me from having some class of bad things from happening with my code. By butt has been saved many a time by strict and warnings, much like my fingertips and head-with-less-hair-than-before are saved from frostbite by gloves and a hat.
Then again, attire and hairstyle were really not a big concern for me. Comfort was.