In a recent re-read of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", I was struck by the fact that, at the age of fifty, I still haven’t learned this.
In one of the early chapters, a lot of wizarding-types are running around trying to look like Muggles (non-magical civilians, for the uninitiated). One character is mentioned as wearing “plus-fours.”
So, could an English-heritaged Doper be kind enough to tell me how I should picture this fellow in my mind’s eye? Is it a kind of boot that’s deliberately four sizes too big for the wearer? Is it a firefighter’s outfit of fire-retardent baggy pants, held up by suspenders, and topped with an over-sized coat?
What are “plus-fours”?