Since the Newsboys did not , they didn't have many worldly possessions or have the nicest clothes. Basically, the thing that they could be wearing one day, could be the same outfit that they wear for days. They also made use of the materials that they had to use for clothing. For example, they would use scraps of cloth or whatever they could use to make their items of clothing. If you see pictures of them you will see that they wear old, ratty and dirty clothes. It is amazing to see how they took any objects from anywhere to make their clothes.