One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘He was wearing a paisley tie and black, chalk-striped trousers.’
- ‘It has drawn flak from a very high proportion of criminal law practitioners, forging unlikely alliances between bleeding heart civil libertarians and hard-core, chalk-striped prosecutors.’
- ‘The boards would be a nice touch, but they'd ruin the aerodynamics, so perhaps better additions are a chalk-striped suit, fedora, and spats to your wardrobe.’
- ‘Finally there is the pewter-haired, crinkle-eyed heartbreaker himself: Richard Gere, filling his chalk-striped, double-breasted suit and snap-brimmed fedora as if to the manner born.’
- ‘McCreary, wearing a red tie and a charcoal, chalk-striped suit, was clean-cut, with a choirboy face that belied his 33 years.’
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