We often send these ideas outward from us in a real time physical way when we are pet owners. When we dress up our dog, or put a bow around the neck of the cat we are claiming ownership more visibly. We also both elevate them, and demean them in so doing. We elevate them to a status closer to human, by tricking them out in apparel words we know. Their lack of choice in the matter is, however possibly diminishing to them.
Finally, by creating images of animals that behave and dress as we do, we gain in our minds a modicum of control over them, or at least we think we do. So Attire does not just clothe us, and express thoughts for humans to exchange between themselves, it clothes by extension, the remainder of the motive world, so that we can better understand it, and how it relates to us.