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Clothing and Appearance of John the Baptist - ????? (Matthew 3: 4) But this same John had his clothes of camel hair, and a leather belt around the loins; their food was also insect locusts and wild honey. John wore a garment woven with camel hair and cinched at the waist with a belt or leather band that could be used to carry small objects. The prophet Elijah used a similar garment (2Ki 1: 8.) The camel hair fabrics were rough and were generally worn by poor people. Rich people, on the other hand, wore linen or silk clothes (Mt 11: 7-9). John might never have had his hair cut because he was a Nazarite by birth. It is possible that, by their dress and appearance, people would immediately realize that he led a simple life and completely dedicated to doing the will of God.