Along the lines of being clothed, or having nice clothes can make a huge difference on people's metal view of a person. For example if one were to wear a flannel and cargo pants, one might think that person is a farmer/hillbilly. This is why clothes have such a impact on your mental appearance. If someone wore very brightly colored Vineyard Vines clothes everyday, someone would think that, "that kids probably rich". "I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes."~ Walden. The idea I picked up from what Thoreau said is that clothing today could be just as important for ones blind reputation, as it was in the 1850s. If one worked for a rich company that required fancy clothes then people would, at first think that person is a snob. This is why clothing was and still is important on ones blind reputation.
The next chapter Thoreau expressed his opinions on the theme of Shelter. A connection I found between Shelter and Clothing is that they both show diverse appearances. You don't always have to be as good as your neighbors or your friends, everybody has different situations. Some people are farmers, and may not make as much as the business man makes. But I am sure both are almost equally happy with their lives. Thoreau was perfectly content with his shelter, and I am sure Fitz was too. Houses are all about what fits you, and not about having a competition on who's house is better, it all comes down to your appearance, how you want people to see you.