|Detroit Free Press, October 5, 1907|
One such measure was providing the insane with a suit that cost two-thirds less than their previous allotment for clothing. The $2.38 suits were of comparable quality according to President Fred Postal who compared them to the sort of clothing he'd wear on a shooting outing. Or basically a Carhart jacket and pants. Which, I suppose, is much better than a burlap sack or worn, secondhand street clothes despite the protestations of blue bloods who were accustomed to the finer things in life and those in charge of placing finery on the ugly underneath.