“Thermometers may lie or tell the truth. Why should anybody care? Compared with the poor devils in the stoke room, you are as ice to fire…. A man without a coat on has no business in hotels or restaurants or offices other than his own…. A man in a shirt-waist can’t be anything else than a “slouch.” He will be punished by copious perspirations…. It was the coat that bound him to civilization.” — The New York Sun, June 1st, 1901 on the subject of men doffing their suit coats on a hot day in Kansas City (as quoted in Cuff Links, by Jonas and Nissenson)