I suppose I could spend more time posting pictures of the stuff I wear on a regular basis, but how much fun would that be? One of my interests as a serious thrifter is uncovering the forgotten corners of menswear. Many things that today seem fairly outlandish were at one time acceptable specialty attire for many conservative dressers. Today's case in point is this cotton Daks jacket that I found several years ago. Made in England of some sort of cotton print, it is 1/4 lined and has two smallish brass buttons on the front and one on each sleeve, all pockets are patch. I've worn this a couple of times to summer daytime events with blue-grey (to pick up the darkest blue in the jacket) tropical weight wool pants and a plain-ish shirt (no tie). The print is perhaps a bit brash, but the cut and construction are strictly traditional and conservative. Whenever I wear this jacket I wonder what Bermuda was like back in the day.
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10/8/06 at 1:50am