Mark Twain On Clothing

  After all, what is the purpose of clothing? Are not clothes intended primarily to preserve dignity and also to afford comfort to the wearer? Now I know of nothing more uncomfortable than the present day clothes of men. The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
The best-dressed man I have ever seen, however, was a native of the Sandwich Islands, who attracted my attention thirty years ago. Now, when that man wanted to don especial dress to honor a public occasion or a holiday, why he occasionally put on a pair of spectacles. Otherwise the clothing with which God had provided him sufficed. ~Mark Twain, 1906

4 thoughts on “Mark Twain On Clothing

  1. M. K. Waller December 19, 2017 / 1:33 am

    If he thought his clothes were uncomfortable, he should have tried on one of his daughters’ corsets.


  2. hitandrun1964 December 19, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    Yeah, a big no on everyone naked. Big NO! Just think of Christmas day with the family. Gag!


    • A Pondering Mind December 21, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      I think I’ll pass on that concerning Christmas…


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