"Since the first garment of all, clothes have been knowledge, influence, and expression, and house and home to the wearer. They have taught him his first conscious idea; they were his first link with this outer scene; they first made him realise that he was a personage in the world of vaguely apprehended forms, of which his unpracticed senses partially informed him. A life without clothes, not to mention its other inconveniences, would, we verily believe, be a life without thought." —Anonymous, 1865. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, April, 1865, p. 425.