At his fancy-dress party, Arkadin, already huge, augments his volume with tails, a heavy cloak with a triple tippet , and a three-cornered hat.
As well as photographs and memorabilia, the display includes a selection of instruments and one of their distinctive uniforms with its large cap, known as a veil, and a small cape called a tippet .
He should have had a Tyburne tippet , a halpeny halter, and all such proud prelates.
It's like wearing a mink tippet or not recycling.
Surely slivers of raw offal are the only appropriate accessory for a full-length fox coat with matching paw-and-nose tippet ?
Fur tippets are likely to be all the rage by November and December as not only are they a 200 year old revived fashion item rarely seen, but they are also practical in chilly windy countries in winter.
The children were in their traditional uniform - blue trousers and blue cut-away coats with gold braid and old fashioned tabs for the boys; grey bonnets, tippets and aprons for the girls.