Well - I was born in earlier times. My father, who is dead now, said that most people didn't make much effort with clothes in his opinion but then everyone had a sunday suit and the only options really were wool. So they inherently looked better without much effort. Yes, it was different out in the country, but in the cities back in the day...well, you only have to look at old movies and old photos. More people dressed up then than today. And that was a good thing IMO.