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Thursday J. Press Jacket Style. . .



 

 

Very touching this morning to see how so many [though clearly not all] of the British public are rallying around Charles III as he returns to London in the wake of his mother's death yesterday.  There may yet be hope for humanity.

Many out there will disagree with me, but I have no issue with constitutional monarchy.  Long live The King! 

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Yesterday's (Thursday) attire included the recently purchased and altered navy plaid sports jacket from J. Press along with usual summer and early fall items long in the rotation.  The jacket is a silk, linen, and wool blend and feels divine to the touch.  

A real pleasure to wear.  So much so, that I will put it on again for a later trip out this afternoon to run a few errands after a slate of Zoom meetings this morning.

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Following late afternoon mowing outside and a shower, the Grand Duchess and I will crack open a bottle of wine this evening for our usual Friday Evening Wine Night.  Tonight, I might suggest a white in honor of my late maternal grandmother, Vivian Jesse Bennett Roberts Stokes, whose birthday is today.  She would have turned 105 years old.

-- Heinz-Ulrich

 








 

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  1. Thank you, Heinze-Ulrich. A toast to the new King, to the late Queen and to your maternal grandmother. Also, my complements on the new sport coat. Quite perfect for this time of year.

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