Monday, December 6, 2010
I am hardly a cold weather sportsman but there are nonetheless a few things to like about winter, some of them even related to clothing. Honest flannel suits are one, the 15 ounce/450 gram versions that keep a man comfortable when temperatures are close to freezing, and I have written about them recently.
I prefer my flannel with accessories that have a little character, like the yellow suede gloves and black homburg hat on the man on the left in the illustration for example, and cool weather is the enabler for these. When temperatures fall a man gets value beyond mere adornment from his scarves as well. There is probably a large scarf pocket inside those overcoats and I would not be surprised to see our fellow on the left wrapping a burgundy paisley madder silk around his neck.
No wonder he is smiling.