Whether you like the look or not, that tailcoat is a tough shell, a suit of armour. The posh boy is a hardy species.
I'm a big Tom Hardy fan. He dresses pretty stylish, right?
I was raised with 'Laurel and Hardy' and 'I Love Lucy' and Jerry Lewis, and I just loved it. And I had a friend in high school and we would just laugh all day and put on skits. You know, it's the Andy Kaufman thing or the Marty Short thing where you're performing in your bedroom for yourself.
I suppose you could say my father's world was Thomas Hardy and my mother's D.H. Lawrence.
So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training.