since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
Up to 12 guineas for a livery suit was seriously expensive in 1923. I hope that the owner of the car, not the driver, paid the full cost of the outfit.
You're absolutely right. A fairly average wage was about £1/10s a week for a FIFTY hour week at the time. A chauffeur would have been higher and probably included outfits and accomodation depending whether he lived in or not. Probably a rather prestigious job.
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