If you're really bored...

Ania theania at freeuk.com
Thu Oct 24 15:59:15 EDT 2002

> On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, Dorian E. Gray wrote:
> > They're a bizarre form of trouser, mostly now worn for golf.  First
> > in the 1920s, I think.  Basically, they're fairly loose down to just
> > the knee, where I think there's a cuff snugging them to the leg.
> > worn with argyle socks below.
> Oh, *those*! Yet another reason why I'm confused by golf...

Once upon a time, when I was 29 or so, I pulled a very pretty 21 year old
(it was an occasion for great smugness, but the poor lad ran off fairly
early into the dalliance; I was too much for him, I think. But I digress),
who had a penchant for v. stylish dressing (for everyday!) in
Victorian/Edwardian/30s country gentleman clothes, incl. what I thought were
plus fours. I was soon corrected; what he wore was plus twos, which he said
were basically a less baggy version of plus fours.
I've never heard of plus twos before or since, but the young man was well
informed in these matters, so he was probably right.

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