14 September 2011

Skullion: On Attire For A Gentleman

"Skullion had little use for contraceptives at the best of times. Unnatural, he called them, and placed them in the lower social category of things along with elastic-sided boots and made-up bow ties. Not the sort of attire for a gentleman."

Tom Sharpe, Porterhouse Blue (1974)

1 comment:

Bourbon&Pearls said...

"Made up bow ties" Was there ever such a crushing disappointment? Discovering that one's beau was wearing one was skin to a man finding out that his date was packing chicken fillets in her Wonderbra.