Wasting a bit of time this early morning (it's 7:10am here) before diving into a day of hiring and promotion committee meetings plus continued development of an online training module for graduate teaching assistants as and when time permits. And what better way to procrastinate than snapping a few shots of today's attire?
Today's items include a vintage Botany 500 overcoat that I stumbled across in my favorite thrift/charity shop -- run by BroMenn Hospital (a 1980s merger of Brokaw and Mennonite hospitals) -- quite a few years ago in in our old stomping grounds of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois before we decamped for Michigan. Clearly at one time, there were a few men in BN (Attorneys? Doctors? Community leaders?) who knew how to dress presentably and did so.
Sadly, once my shop moved across the street to newer premises with better parking, it never seemed to have the same amount of quality menswear again. I suspect a vintage retailer of some kind, online or physical, discovered the shop and routinely cleaned 'em out of the good stuff. But I managed to score a few things there for two or three years nevertheless.
Today's overcoat was one such item.
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