But most Americans are still uncomfortable with their bodies. They costume them, perfume them, tattoo them, hang things from them, stick things in them and carry on as if being naked — buck naked, stark naked, naked as the day they were born — is something to be avoided at all costs. aal And I mean that literally: It costs a lot to avoid being naked, especially in a fashionable manner. After long and careful calculation mfi (about 30 seconds’ worth), I’ve estimated that the cost of remaining un-naked for those in the management class in America through a typical 40-year working life is roughly $1.7 million. In cash, after taxes.