Trousers with a crease were considered plebeian; the crease proved that the garment had lain upon a shelf, and hence was “ready-made”; these betraying trousers were called “hand-me-downs,” in allusion to the shelf.
- Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons
...but they do look sharp.
That's atmosphere. Sadly, I hear that Cable Car is moving, over to Sutter right down the block from the Hound. I fear it will lose something in the translation.I had a steak at John's Grill on the way home this evening. There was a table full of conventioneers being hosted by a Asian gentleman who had to be in his late 60's, at least. He was wearing a perfect Navy with pink pindot bow tie. Made my day.