Just to show that Old Knocks don’t have to come from England…here is a man who exemplifies the Old Knock philosophy and lifestyle. Henry David Thoreau spent a good deal of his life alone, studying nature, ancient texts and life itself. The mind always came first for old H.D., as exemplified in his inability to maintain a steady relationship with another human being. But not only in philosophy did this Old Knock fulfill our ideal. He was also quite the dapper O.K. dresser—throwing on whatever was practical and handy.