The uppers were useless: I rather think he wore them because they were picturesque.
The soles of their moccasins were made of hay and the uppers of yucca fibers.
Poor girl, you know, landed on her uppers in a strange country.
However, there is something to be said for the training available to we Uppers in the academies.
If you took power from you Uppers, who could direct ...