Tuesday saw the passing of Maurice Druon, French novelist and member of the Académie française. He was 91.
Druon was best known for his Les Rois Maudits series of historical novels published in the 1950s. More relevant to A Suitable Wardrobe readers, he was always impeccably dressed in a rare style that was perfectly French as well as perfectly appropriate. Note the cape over his vested double breasted.
Brown suit, brown monkstraps, blue shirt and a purple necktie worn in Paris, where a man is not reviled for this kind of city dress.
Welcoming Vladimir Putin to France in a double breasted suit and a shirt with a contrast collar.
Au revoir mon ami.