EVIL BROADCLOTH— “Professor Hamilton says: ‘Gentlemen have adopted as a national costume a thin, tight-fitting black suit of broadcloth. To foreigners, we seem always in mourning: we travel in black, we write in black, we work in black. Even the day-laborer chooses always the same unvarying, monotonous black broadcloth. It is too thin to be warm in the winter, and too black to be cool in the summer.’”
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