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CHAPTER VIII

But the Fourth was an exception. Recklessness was in the air and dressing up was a duty. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey and probably Joan were coming down and Denis must do them justice. Joan would look at his clothes and compare them to those of other boys, and the result of the comparison would seriously affect her own prestige with other boys' sisters. In the same way it was terribly important that his people should be well dressed. A boy with shabby people felt the eyes of all Eton were upon him. And, in fact, they were. No parent could escape the criticism of the school. It was all-seeing, summary and amazingly just. An overdressed mother let down her son just as badly as a shabby father. Boys prayed before the Fourth that their parents would be inspired to hit off the right mean in their clothes. Smart but not too smart. An Etonian, however, could not be overdressed and the tailors knew it.
Denman and Goddard's shop was crowded. Rolls of light grey or sponge bag material lay piled on the counter. A boy in jackets stretched himself on the weighing machine and lowered the height ruler till it brushed his topmost hairs. " Another half inch, sir, I'm afraid," said the tailor. In the corner someone was telephoning to his people in London. " Wait a moment ; I can't hear a word with this din going on." He slammed the door and went back to the telephone. Two pops strolled into the tailors. They swung themselves on to the counter and made jabs at the piles of cloth with their rolled umbrellas. After a short gossip with Mr. Philbert, they moved off to Tap next door and orders continued for coloured waistcoats and daring trouser patterns and all the things which Pop wore normally every day of the half.
" This pearl grey cashmere is just the thing for you, Mr. Manley," said the manager, Mr. Philbert. He knew every customer, his parents' fortune and his style. " It will make a very smart single-breasted waistcoat, and not too . . . too much, sir."
" What do you think, Denis ?"
" Very nice."

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