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Friday, October 10, 2014

Make It a Double-Breasted Flannel Fall Friday!

Today's clothing combo included a nice, warm pair of salt and pepper, charcoal wool flannel pants, barely visible here, along with the wool flannel sports jacket shown, which is terrific on a cooler fall day.  It also has a fantastic shape with just enough waist suppression, although I must confess that the sleeves still are a bit too long and need to be shortened about 3/4" to allow some cuff to show.  However I threw caution to the wind and wore the jacket anyway.  I know, I know.  The shoes were some nice, shiny black Allen Edmonds short-wing brogues along with a black leather belt.  Oh, and a Phi Kappa Phi pin on the  lapel, which is an academic honor society I've been part of since my undergrad days.

Some days, everything goes just right.  It's Friday, always a good thing.  I wrapped up early for the day.  It's a crisp, cool autumn afternoon, my favorite kind.  I felt reasonably good about today's attire, even with the too-long jacket sleeves.  And I picked up something nice at my best thrift spot before heading home, the wool overcoat pictured below.  Best of all, my wife and I had a bit longer than usual for our semi-regular Friday afternoon cafe rendezvous before the Young Master finished with preschool and had to be picked up.   Sometimes, everything works out just right.  If the rain holds off, we'll bundle up and enjoy a campfire in the fire pit out back tonight after supper.  Ahhhhh. . . 

-- Heinz-Ulrich


Look what I found at the better of my two local thrift/charity haunts on the way home this afternoon!  A nice medium weight wool overcoat by Chicago's venerable Hart, Schaffner, and Marx.  I picked it up for less than US$10 thanks to a full customer punch card, which got me the coat at 50% off.  Not bad, and it doesn't even have that awful thrift/charity shop funky stink, but I'll have it dry-cleaned just the same before wearing it.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Nice overcoat and tremendous value. I used to wear the odd double breasted but did not feel right without vents which seems to be the style in UK. Being tall and slim I tended to look as though I was wearing a tube!
Good day here too, just picked up a grey/blue wool jacket for $20. Original cost $90.