FASHION: Farewell to Flannel

Then all of a sudden, she saw some jerk she knew on the other side of the lobby. Some guy in one of those very dark grey flannel suits and one of those checkered vests. Strictly Ivy League. Big Deal.

The Catcher in the Rye

During Tom Brown's school days at Rugby a century ago, for fastidious Dink Stover going up to Yale in 1912, down to Catcher's supercilious modern hero, Hoiden Caulfield, the big deal for the well-dressed schoolboy and collegian has always been flannel. In the last decade alone, flannel for...

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