Letter: No jacket? The answer's in the bag

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Sir: It is not virtue, but necessity that results in thousands of men sweltering in suit, shirt and tie in the current hot spell (letter, 26 July). Many jobs, including mine, have a de facto dress code for men which is unavoidable and requires at least a shirt and tie.

I have at least managed to leave my suit coat at home recently, but that raises the problem of how to carry the multiplicity of items one needs to function during the day - wallet, keys, pen, comb, small change and so on - which would ordinarily be distributed about one's jacket pockets.

While this otherwise welcome weather continues, perhaps someone could suggest a practical and reasonably stylish solution to the problem?

Yours faithfully,

C. ROGERS

Edgware,

Middlesex

26 July

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