"I propose the fig leaf as your emblem, gentlemen! Honor it as the origin of your great Merchant Tailors' Federation. When the Garden of Eden crisis occurred, Eve took the only available fig leaf, and Adam had to clothe himself in heavy skins.

"In our present day of grace, Eve has returned to her old principle of the scant fig leaf, but Adam still clothes himself heavily and laboriously. . . I suggest more color in Adam's clothes. . . . May we live to see a scarlet morning coat worn with fig-leaf-green trousers and a canary...

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