“The shortage of trousers had been very severely felt, especially during the winter. The matter was however promptly and efficiently taken in hand by the Bags Department, and a Kecks Controller appointed. A trouserless day once a week had been suggested, but the suggestion was dismissed owing to opposition in every part of the kingdom except the Highlands of Scotland.”

“The Case of the Teuton’s Trousers”, The Complete Casebook of Herlock Sholmes, Charles HAmilton, circa 1917