Reading Manton's book got me thinking about how a person dresses places him in society, especially the last chapter which discussed how servants dressed vs. elite and how the servants were put in their social place by their dress. It occured to me that even after going through higher education (even at ivy walled institutions) one can never learn how to dress their station. e.g. one can wear a suit and tie but still look like the security guard. Perhaps that is one reason social mobility can be hard, even if you are able and well educated.