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Clothes Don’t Make The Man – Strength Magazine – August, 1929

On the street the average male physique attracts little attention one way or another, and if it wasn’t for a suit of clothes, the average figure would attract much unfavorable attention and comment. You have only to use your eyes at a bathing beach to get an idea of what grotesque forms are hidden on the street by a suit of clothes. The happy part of it is that clothes do hide, to some extent at least, a poor male figure, and the unhappy part of it is that they do the same to a wellformed and developed figure. A good figure is not entirely hidden to the practiced eye though and neither is a poor figure but clothes do cut down the vast difference that is easily seen on the beach.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas