'... Whiskers are extremely sensitive as they are closely connected to the nervous system. Any damage to his whiskers will cause your cat discomfort, and he may become confused or disoriented. DON'T ever trim his whiskers, and DON'T ever wash them, he will keep them clean himself....'
'... Cats also have a number of reinforced hairs similar to whiskers on other parts of their bodies: over the eyes, on the chin and at the back of the legs....'
Aren't cats cool? ^_^
Well I know that (most) cat's don't like getting covered by clothing or anything else, but some odd ones (or trained cats) don't mind and seem to love it. My cat being an odd one.
I'm sure cats are smart enough to show to their owners how they feel about clothing.... I know my other cat did
All in all, I suppose it's up to the cat. I mean if you brought a sphinx kitty to a colder place they might need some clothing to keep them warm. Poor poor naked kitties ^_^;