The essential element in attire, the inescapable one, is textiles. Whether it be cotton denim, ocelot fur, silk crepe or polyester double knit, attire requires them absolutely. And the chief attraction of textiles, beyond the simple fact of their necessity, is the innate sensual quality they all have. We love the feel of fabrics. Mobility, color, texture, density and pattern are all players in the game of desire that textiles present us constantly.
We can get feelings of warmth, lightness, season, and place from the patterns within fabrics, and all of that influences our later decisions, though most of the time we never voice it.