Too many cancelled shows and galas this year...we can only hope it improves for the rest of the season.I live in Los Angeles - when I do get the chance to go to a BT gathering (alas for the cancelled charity galas this year), they are seldom during a time of the year when an overcoat would be necessary. An overcoat is never really necessary in Los Angeles.
I am woefully underequipped for cold weather. End of last year I was on a bit of puddle jumping spree. Was in China in Oct/Early November, where the south was hot. Then in Japan up until thanksgiving, and Kyoto never got above brisk. Got back to LA for thanksgiving, then was off to NY less than a week later. Landed in slacks, a blazer, no gloves, no overcoat, no hat. I had a scarf.....and a snowstorm had just blown in that morning. I was.....not doing well.
I see that same scenario every year here when newcomers to the city decide they'd rather not bother with either a parka (too puffy?) or a heavy coat (too formal). Then they feel the wind tunnels in Toronto.
Sounds like quite a trip all the same. Any sightings of white tie out there? (or otherwise)