Wu Ting
How would you interpret the word “tailored” here? Mrs. Brown noted that Wallace has been reading aloud from his diary in the hearings, as evidence of what was said in the uranium meetings now under scrutiny. “Good thing he kept that diary,” she says, standing in my doorway in a red-and-white-checked tailored shirt. With her, there’s no knowing, it could be the latest fashion or something she made from a tablecloth—or both. Mrs. Brown proves stylish gals can still be thrifty in ’fifty. How would you interpret the word “tailored” in the phrase “in a red-and-white-checked tailored shirt”? According the context, I guess Mrs. Brown tailor that shirt by herself. What do you think? Thanks. And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Jul 2, 2015 2:26 AM
Answers · 1
It just is specifying that it is tailored, meaning made to fit properly by a seamstress. It shows she cares about the clothes or is rich.
July 2, 2015
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Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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