"The article of dress is perhaps that in which economy is the least to be recommended. It is so important [in married life] to each to continue to please the other, that the happiness of both requires the most pointed attention to whatever may contribute to it — and the more as time makes greater inroads on our person. Yet, generally, we become slovenly in proportion as personal decay requires the contrary"

Thomas Jefferson, 1798, to his daughter Maria

lol, seriously…?