‘Jeeves,’ I said, ‘how many suits of evening clothes have we?’

‘We have three suits full of evening dress, sir; two dinner jackets… We also have seven white waistcoats.’

‘And shirts?’

‘Four dozen, sir.’

‘And white ties?’

‘The first two shallow shelves in the chest of drawers are completely filled with our white ties, sir.’

Whatever happened to those golden olden days of dressing for dinner?