Thomas wasn't allowed to wear 'urban' baggy clothes to school like his
classmates, but his parents made a concession that he could wear this nice
yet oversized suit to school dances. It only took wearing it in public
once to convince him he was going to move far away from his parents in
three and a half years, once he'd graduated from high school. He was
however popular at school dances because he could jump, jive, and wail.
found in the Graham WA library – another reason to move far away