The biggest thing I noticed about this chapter was 1.) that it was hard to follow along on what he was saying and 2.) it was extremely short and quick to the point. From our other readings, this was very short if you where to compare the "Clothes" chapter to on of the others we have read. Generally, it's nice to read something short, but this chapter blew my mind up. At one point in the chapter he is talking about how you don't need to buy new clothes all the time and your clothes you have are fine and then he gives us some advice "I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.." - Thoreau pg. 16. Now that I think of it, this quote has some pro's and con's about it. Some pro's are 1.) you don'y have to spend money to get specific clothes that your are required to wear. 2.) You can wear comfortable clothes instead of having to wear a suit and tie to work everyday. 3.) If you have to buy new clothes for this enterprise, your old clothes go to waste since you won't be wearing them as much as your work clothes. The con's about this is 1.) some jobs that pay you more money but require you to wear a dress code. 2.) Sometimes you might look bad in public if you wear really bad clothes. In my view, their are more pro's than con's of this quote. I know that if Fenn had and option to wear dress code or , I would definitely chose to wear my because I would not have to spend a lot of money on khaki's and collared shirts.
Near the end of the chapter, I found something that I can agree with Thoreau. Thoreau starts to talk about how the U.S.'s factory system is turning into a system that was in Britain where they worked everybody really hard but payed them so little, and Thoreau points out that "In the long run men only hit what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." Thoreau pg. 16. When I read this quote, I believe that Thoreau is trying to say is to aim high in our goals, he's sort of saying "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars..." Unknown. Thoareau is saying to reach for a really high goal and work towards that, until that goal, that you thought would never come true, becomes reality.
In general, I liked the chapter, except if was really confusing and really short except he was able to put all his thoughts he had into this 4 paragraph chapter .