Sunday, January 8, 2012

British prestige

“Tailors naturally considered London their holy city.  My grandfather, the best tailor in Orvieto, ironed his trousers, like everybody else, with reverse creases at the sides, but added some horizontal creases too because he had noticed English travelers always wore them that way.  He did not realize the horizontal creases appeared because travelers had to fold the trousers to pack them in trunks and suitcases.”

Luigi Barzini, The Europeans, The Imperturbable British

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