For London (which, with this trip, includes a day trip to Paris via Eurostar), I always pack suits (as well as casual wear).
Thank you for the bon voyage, boychik - will try to follow your directives .
Some lawn inspiration for stitches
And for all others, can I get some opinions on this black cashmere RTW overcoat? I bought it two years ago, luckily not at retail, from a non SF approved brand.
It's a 42 long on which I had the sleeves lengthened. Now I am not so sure any more how I feel about the overall length.
Colour close up, good red, bad red? skinny/slim tie from back when I thought they were the shit...
I'm the opposite. Basically it's a piece of plastic hanging out of a pocket. The fact that it says 'Raybans' on it somehow makes this worse, not better. I know Spoo probably won't care what I think - and why should he? - but to me, it looks like trying too hard, and Spoo of all people doesn't need to try hard: his clothes and his instinct for pattern and texture combination speak for themselves.
I agree with Victor about the socks, but also about the combination. I quite like the tie with the jacket. Orange and brown does go. I would say that perhaps the tie is a little narrow in this context and I am not sure whether the shirt works with it. I agree with you about the jacket (and in general about your jackets), but it's a nice fabric.
PS: I've only got one kid and that's enough work, especially when you are my age (40).
Stitches, I don't think you should slim that jacket - the lapels are already bowing a bit (I'm talking about the robopose, not the other one where your stance causes more bowing) and the quarters look fine. If you make it smaller you could mess that up...