Books: Self-Portrait in Gray

WHAT SHALL WE WEAR TO THIS PARTY? by SLOAN WILSON 442 pages. Arbor House. $12.95.

Sloan Wilson reports in these amiable memoirs that in 1955, after the vast sales of his novel The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, tailors sought him out and begged him to accept, gratis, suits of fine gray flannel. Wilson's book had already confirmed what everybody knew—that the gray flannel suit had become the uniform of some sort of success in a tall building in New York. Wilson felt that to wear one would be to indulge in ridiculous...

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