Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 14. July 24, 1952
Among distinguished members of the Plunket Medal' audience was Professor Allen, Wellington's well-known representative of that conservative, style-setting London magazine, "Tailor and Cutter."
The professor, wearing on elegant camelhair coat with chocolate velvet collar and pictorial scarf, was asked to give his impressions on the standard of dinner dress of the contestants.
"Well," he said, curling the pictorial scarf into a noose, "it was lousy. Not that I expected it to be on a par with the Parliamentary Ball, you know ..." We thought we knew.
The prof's pick for best-dressed speaker went to J. L. McLean wearing the only real double-breasted Jacket.
Of medallist Con Bollinger: "I couldn't decide if he was wearing & double-breasted jacket or not. Anyway, if he did he was wearing a wing collar. Shameful ignorance!"
The prof gave a contemptuous [unclear: snort] when reminded of Hec McNeills [unclear: lounge] suit.
"[unclear: That] young [unclear: fella Foy]," he mused. "Looked as though his gown might take off."
Professor Allen did not feel competent to judge the ladies' dresses. Blue Domino was not present.