He went upstairs to put on his slippers—his elegant slippers of seal-brown, shaped like medieval shoes.
He smoothed and patted his ankles, transformed by silk socks from the sturdy shanks of George Babbitt to the elegant limbs of what is called a Clubman.
It makes elegant reading, but it don’t say nothing.
Elegant eats, short ginger-talks, and memories shared together of the brightest, gladdest days of life.
Her hands seemed to him more adorable than Mrs. Judique’s thin fingers, and more elegant.
…a hedge-scholar, tall and horse-faced; Chum Frink, a trifle of a man with soft and mouse-like hair, advertising his profession as poet by a silk cord on his eye-glasses; Vergil Gunch, broad, with coarse black hair en brosse; Eddie Swanson, a bald and bouncing young man who showed his taste for elegance by an evening waistcoat of figured black silk with glass buttons; Orville Jones, a steady-looking, stubby, not very memorable person, with a hemp-colored toothbrush mustache.
"Yes," Frink mused, "that’s got an elegant color to it, if I do say so, but it ain’t got the originality of ’spill-of-speech!’