Carrot & Gibbs square
Black ( I know I know) flannel Coppley
Black Bontoni wholecuts
Due to me being born and growing up right next to the French border of West-Germany and having been taught Spanish and Latin as well as basic ancient Greek in high school I would consider myself well equipped with a vast vocabulary in both Germanic and Romanic/Neo Latin languages which may have given me a little advantage when learning English.
If you learn a language by reading it is easy to appear more eloquent and to make fewer mistakes in writing than your average native speaker who seldom puts a book in his hands. For instance you won't see many foreigners mistake you're and your or affect and effect simply because most of us didn't learn English aurally. But it takes years of language immersion until you can trick people into thinking that you are a native while having an actual conversation. Though luckily I met very few linguists yet who scrutinized my articulation enough or witnessed me slipping up to instantly uncover my deep dark secret. I wouldn't go so far though as to compare myself to Joseph Conrad...yet.
I've never had a jumper altered, ever. I just buy brands that fit me reasonably well, and then deal with sleeve length by folding the cuff back once if needed. It seems to me that jumpers are generally made with reasonably snug-fitted - and long - cuffs, specifically to allow this to be done easily. As for what's underneath, I always wear a cotton undershirt of some sort with turtlenecks. I never wear one with shirts though; go figure. :)
This is probably one of my favourite casual jackets I've seen posted here. Details, please!
Nice rich colours in this. I see what you mean about the shirt collar, and would agree. But probably wouldn't have even noticed it at just a glance if you hadn't mentioned it. Make of that conundrum what you will. :)
I'm a cat rather than dog person but I was ever going to get a dog, it probably would be a dachshund. Cute little beasties. Still, I prefer cats 'cos they can look after themselves mostly. :)
Difficult to tell much about the outfit, but I really look forward to seeing those pics of the overcoat. It sounds lovely.