Wandering along London's Mount Street in search of lunch the other week, I happened to spy a rainbow of canvas slippers inside the window of Mariano Rubinacci's shop.
Slippers had been one of only two things on a shopping list that readers of Friday's post know has only one item remaining on it now.
The Rubinacci store is a beautiful place that always has more than one thing to tempt the unwary. As a wearer of shirt jackets I was happy to see my taste validated by a rack of unlined versions in interesting fabrics.
A light raglan sleeved topcoat also caught my eye. Lacking a structured collar, raglan sleeved coats can be made to measure with a sewing machine about as well as they can be made by hand. That makes them cost-effective as well as good looking, and these appeared to be made from 14 ounce/420 gram cloth for spring or fall days.
I sometimes wish for a Rubinacci store in Manhattan. But most days I am happy that temptation is half a world away.