Today's illustration is an old favorite, and a timely one for early spring. Change the plus fours for trousers and both men would be well dressed for country activities eighty years after Robert Goodman drew it.
Of particular interest to me is the use of color. Each man wears at least one element that is seemingly uncoordinated with the rest of his ensemble. On the left, a scarf with a red ground is combined with a green tweed jacket and gray flannels. On the right a gray sleeveless cardigan sits beneath a brown and orange checked cheviot suit.
It is this well-planned use of seemingly unrelated elements that adds the proper carelessness to a look. A free and easy approach gives the impression that we were not trying too hard no matter how long it took to choose the day's clothes.