She had herself designed the costume for him which he wore for the rest of his life. It was elegant and characteristic; a long black frock-coat, buttoned almost to the top, but stylishly cut; a soft hat (in summer a straw hat) with a wide brim, a white batiste cravat with a full bow and hanging ends, a cane with a silver knob; his hair flowed on to his shoulders.
Или вот еще:
‘I’d like you to have a dark blue velvet coat, a white piqué waistcoat, and a soft grey felt hat.’
В одежде тоже нужен консенсус. Если бы я вздумал носить здесь и сейчас сомбреро, или кавалерийскую шинель образца 1-й пол. XX столетия, то, скорее всего, был бы не понят.