A friend of mine told me that the Cockney rhyming slang for a Harris tweed suit is 'April flute'. O.K. I get the flute bit for 'whistle and flute - suit', but April????? Turns out that - now keep up - the provenance of 'April flute' is therefore: April in Paris - Harris, whistle and flute - suit', get it??!
So just to see if there were any nice accompanying images to brighten up this post, I googled 'April in Paris' and found this fab and cool 50's jazz album cover....Thad Jones was an American Jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleade