I picked up The Big Sleep again last night and poked through it. This is from the first chapter, right after Marlowe gets done telling us what he’s wearing (including socks with dark-blue clocks on them): “I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it.”
Fact that you probably already knew: Chandler was British. Here he is:
Roommate update: He’s much better. Not dancing any jigs yet, but better.