wearing a whole acre of something

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I am reading a novel by Saul Bellow and there is a sentence in the book that I can't Understand. Can anybody help me? Here is the Sentence distinguished by red:
That night I had gotten mixed up too, and was the only man there in black tie. Midnight blue. I must have been the first fellow in that part of the state with a blue tuxedo. It felt as though I were wearing a whole acre of this blue cloth.
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  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    He felt so conspicuous in his blue tuxedo that it seemed huge: as if it were the size of an acre of land.

    Which Saul Bellow novel did you find this in, narajan? It's important to provide the source.
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