Sweltering Deputies of the Reichstag last fortnight persuaded Vice President von Kardorff to relax his iron rule against sitting in shirtsleeves for the first time. Journalistic pressure last week moved
Herr von Kardorff to waive the anti-shirtsleeve rule covering occupants of the press gallery, and for good measure the visitors' gallery was permitted to take off its coat too.
Abruptly in socialite Berlin the idea seemed to catch on. For the first time in smartest restaurants and "bars" (nightclubs) males were seen to peel off dinner jackets and tailcoats, loll in boiled-shirtsleeves.
It was a...