At the behest of several members here, I recently picked up a copy of Paul Fussell's Class. I thought it was a pretty poor book--wholly unsubstantiated, biased, and untestable. This wouldn't have passed for acceptable sociologic method even two-hundred years ago. But academic gripes aside, Fussel makes some interesting points concerning clothing. He says: It's a mark of the middle class to be concerned about this passage, but I still take issue with these claims. Is it really lower class to be well-dressed? Do you associate messiness with the Rockefellers, Pews, DuPonts, Mellons, Fords, and Vanderbilts? I can see a new and neat Men's Wearhouse suit looking middle-class--but can't envision the same from Kiton, etc.. Your insights are appreciated.