Every once in a while, I'll see a horse drawn wagon of Amish people going along the side of the highway. The sight is like going back two centuries. What experience(s) have you had with the Amish people? Have you spoken to anyone? Where do they get their "look"? (i.e. like frozen in the 1800's) and Customs: The Ordnung is an oral tradition of rules which regulates how the Amish way of life should be conducted. Specific details of the Ordnung differ among various church districts. The rules are generally reviewed biannually and occasionally revised as needed. I've briefly spoken to one here and there in passing, but really don't know what they're about, especially their frozen in time dress. If they're drawing off of biblical teachings, why wouldn't they wear robes and the like? Anyway, they seem to be an interesting people.