Clothing Adolescents

The clothes problem is now perpetual. Suits, frocks, underclothes, boots, stockings and gloves are now outgrown within a few weeks; the only article of clothing which can safely be bought for keeps is the hat, as the head has done most of its growing previously, and docs not increase much in size now.

Parents are justified now in buying the cheapest possible clothes that will give the necessary warmth and look well for a short period. To insist upon clothes, especially boots and shoes, being worn out, is dangerous to health. Hammer-toes, corns and bunions, varicose veins, can result from wearing outgrown footgear; overtight underclothing can cause digestive troubles.