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Mid-January Style in Lower Michigan. . .

The upper half today, minus the heavy dark green duffle coat from Scotland.  The necktie is a recently acquired wool number from Bert Pulitzer,

Cold and snowy here since the official start of the spring semester last Monday.  That has meant a moratorium on polished leather footwear sadly.  In its place, I have relied on LL Bean boots and the duckshoes show below worn with skiing socks.  Obviously, this would not quite work with a suit, so I have worn nothing but corduroy pants, tweed jackets, ocbd shirts, and the occasional crewneck sweater of one kind or another on really cold days along with wool neckties.  Brogued "longwings" in brown or dark tan would, admittedly, be better on the ol' feet, but I'm not complaining.  How fortunate that the Grand Duchess and I already had the LL Bean footwear in our respective wardrobes though.

-- Heinz-Ulrich 


And the lower half.  Dark tan leather belt not seen here.  Not my office rug, I promise, but a lounge area on campus where I enjoyed some very early morning coffee before settling down to read  new article on the Hitchcock films Psycho and The Birds.


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