Yours truly in mid-September 2012, wearing a tweed jacket by Magee and a pair of loafers that I used to wear on rainy days given their corrected grain finish. The jacket, while a nice specimen, was always just a bit green and mustard for my taste, so I donated it to our local thrift/charity shop along with some other things that weren't quite right before we left Illinois in June 2015.
The Young Master, taken at the same time, at play in his old room on the second floor of our old Craftsman house. He was nearing his third birthday here and already sported some rather stylish autumnal tones of his own with a rather natty rugby top. Perfect for constructing improvised Space Needles in imitation of the real item in Seattle where one set of grandparents resides.
Looking through some other older photographs this afternoon, I stumbled across these two from mid-September 2012, Yours truly is slightly heavier now and with a bit more gray in his hair, while the Young Master, now 9, is much taller than he was in this photograph.
As luck would have it, I managed to score a vintage Polo Ralph Lauren camel hair-wool blend polo coat, very like the one pictured above, via Ebay for a very reasonable price. Pennies on the dollar really. The coat is on the way, and after the usual dry-cleaning, will become a part of the regular winter rotation. I've wanted one of these for a number of years now, so this late birthday-early Christmas gift to myself is kind of exciting.