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Casual Wednesday. . .



Following a mid-morning thunderstorm, it's a warm one here today with temperatures expected to reach the mid-80s Fahrenheit, so a mix of silk-linen-wool on top with cotton chinos, loafers, and the usual trimmings plus a new pocket square, which I believe is vintage rayon.  

The jacket too is a vintage number from Polo that has been around in my overflow closet in the TV room (across the hall from our bedroom) since before the pandemic.  I finally got around to taking it in for the usual minor alterations late last month and figured today was just the time to take it for an inaugural spin before the weather changes and cools appreciably by the weekend.  

Already had some favorable feedback from a few observers today, which ain't a bad thing.

-- Heinz-Ulrich


  1. Very nice outfit, Heinz-Ulrich. I too like those wool/linen/silk tweeds this time of year, and I recently bought a brown knit tie very similar to the one you are wearing in the photo. I will need to put the tie and a "summer tweed" together soon while waiting for the coming fall chill and the return of woolen flannel and tweed.


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