Posted by ESC on September 03, 2003
In Reply to: Re-two-tone corespondents posted by Simon Hooker on September 03, 2003
: Further to this I believe that in order to file for divorce on the grounds of adultery, two pairs of shoes were left outside a hotel room overnight, by a willing female 'respondent'. One the woman's, another a pair of distinctively mens shoes. These would be spotted by a private detective, hired to independently verify the likelihood of an adulterous act. The two tone shoes were considered those of a ladies man, and hence the 'corespondent' name became attached to them.
Interesting. Another "shoe term": white shoe law firm. I guess it means upper class -- that upper class men wear white shoes in summer.