“An Oxford man!” He was incredulous. “Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit.”
Tom reveals that he doesn’t think people should get in to Oxford just because they are intelligent. He thinks only sophisticated, old money families with a long Oxford tradition should be allowed to go. And Gatsby’s lavish lifestyle and pink suits go against all the old money ideology Tom believes in. Therefore, Tom doesn’t believe anyone as flamboyant as Gatsby could ever go to Oxford.
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