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Have you ever noticed the "costuming" of cartoon comic supplement characters?. Indeed! who would wear such clothes? The lanky Andy Gump who wears a "No man's collar" is ridiculously garbed for his campaign. His Prince Albert, vividly striped trousers and inevitable "stove pipe" elongate his gaunt figure. To complete the picture, there is a three-inch collar which almost interferes with his hearing. The names of Mutt and Jeff recall similar exaggeration of physical peculiarities by costuming,
Gardner, Marion B.
"Costuming and Its Relation to the Individual,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol2/iss8/5