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Hope you are enjoying your reception in London. Wish I were there with you!
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To all, thanks for the kind words.
Vox cry? No. Vox does what he does very well. And what each of us does is of little concern to the other.
For my first 30 years of tailored clothing ... it was almost exclusively London bespoke for me ... with a brief try at Hong Kong. But the older I get the less fussy I get ... the less important sartorial perfection becomes. I don't live my life posing for SF. When I try on clothing, I don't stand in an approved SF pose. I move around, slouch, gesture, put hands in pocket, twist and turn, reach and grab, stand & sit ... and yes I strike 'the' pose. If it's well made and looks good on me ... that's enough ... it works ... I'll take it.

Hear hear.
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That Drake's olive sportcoat someone posted earlier. I think I took the only 36 available.
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Oh, that is really nice, isn't it?
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That Drake's olive sportcoat someone posted earlier. I think I took the only 36 available.


I saw that on the blog.  Curse you, red baron!  censored.gif

Anyway, looks sharp.  Fits in well in that verdant Japanese scenery.

Is that tie now the mandatory Armoury uniform when on trips abroad?

Will the Armoury also be stocking the Drakes sport coats, or is that too...complicated?

Also, you are making me resent not getting cuffs on this pair of light gray flannels I'm wearing.  Sigh.

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I saw that on the blog.  Curse you, red baron!  censored.gif
Anyway, looks sharp.  Fits in well in that verdant Japanese scenery.
Is that tie now the mandatory Armoury uniform when on trips abroad?
Will the Armoury also be stocking the Drakes sport coats, or is that too...complicated?
Also, you are making me resent not getting cuffs on this pair of light gray flannels I'm wearing.  Sigh.

The tie isn't mandatory TA uniform but you know ... navy goes with everything ...

The Armoury will be stocking a selection of the Drake's sport coats next Spring.

As for the cuffs, it's never too late to cuff.
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The tie isn't mandatory TA uniform but you know ... navy goes with everything ...
The Armoury will be stocking a selection of the Drake's sport coats next Spring.
As for the cuffs, it's never too late to cuff.


Oh, for some reason I thought it was a black tie.  That makes sense.

It's too late to cuff for this pair.  But I won't make that mistake again.

 

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That Drake's olive sportcoat someone posted earlier. I think I took the only 36 available.

Lovely sportcoat.
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Coat: Cordings, vintage, made in England of heavy tweed with a check of teal, navy, & mustard on an olive ground.
Trousers: Maker unknown, RTW, made in Italy of wool flannel in dark olive
Shirt: Richard Anderson, bespoke, made in England of cotton flannel in a navy & sage check on a cream ground
Tie: New & Lingwood, OTR, made in England of printed silk in multi-colours on olive ground
Pocketsquare: Maker unknown, OTR, made in England or printed silk of multi-colours on an olive ground
Socks: Mettez (Paris), RTW, made in Italy of wool in an Argyle pattern of dark green, & yellow with light brown accents on an olive ground
Shoes: Vass split toe Derbys, RTW, made in Hungary of cordovan
Belt: Ben Silver, RTW, made in Canada of cordovan
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RSS, when do you wear this ensemble? I quite like it but I haven't got a grouse moor or even a country pub handy. It also seems to be quite warm with all that flannel and heavy tweed. Do you find it suitable to wear indoors?
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RSS, when do you wear this ensemble? I quite like it but I haven't got a grouse moor or even a country pub handy. It also seems to be quite warm with all that flannel and heavy tweed. Do you find it suitable to wear indoors?
Well, I never wear tweeds in summer. In warmer weather the coat is more likely to be linen or a lighter weight wool (still in some check). But when it turns a bit nippy ... the flannel and tweed serve me well.

When I practiced architecture, my space was a former wine cellar that stayed perpetually cool all year ... with a fire almost always burning ... and beagles at my feet to establish that informal country atmosphere. At home, if it's too warm inside, I take off the coat. But I spend a lot of time outdoors in the garden ... and the coat comes in handy at keeping me warm.
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post #102 of 113
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Well, I never wear tweeds in summer. In warmer weather the coat is more likely to be linen or a lighter weight wool (still in some check). But when it turns a bit nippy ... the flannel and tweed serve me well.
When I practiced architecture my space was a former wine cellar that stayed perpetually cool all year ... with a fire almost always burning ... and beagles at my feet to establish that informal country atmosphere. At home, if it's too warm inside, I take off the coat. But I spend a lot of time outdoors in the garden ... and the coat comes in handy at keeping me warm.


Could we have a miniseries with a dramatized reenacment of your life?  A sort of bildungsroman telenovella, if you will?

 

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^ Here we are departing the office (with the rest of staff) on our way home at the end of the day. wink.gif

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And no ... those are NOT fox hounds ... they are well fed beagles.
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^ Here we are departing the office (with the rest of staff) on our way home at the end of the day. wink.gif
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And no ... those are NOT fox hounds ... they are well fed beagles.

Perfect. Nothing but net.

I know you used to play polo. Do you also hunt?
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Do you also hunt?
Fox? No ... it's not my thing. From time to time I still shoot clays.
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