Sunday, January 23, 2011
Regular readers know that I like a shirt jacket instead of an odd jacket on weekend days when I will not be wearing a necktie. Unlike odd jackets, shirt jackets are not usually lined, and that means they do not wear quite warm enough for cool days, even the ones made from 14 ounce/400 gram tweed. Adding a scarf does not do the trick either, for the chill comes right through the jacketing when that is all there is to protect the wearer. The usual solution is a sweater of course, but, especially since some feel the shirt jacket is unorthodox to begin with, an odd vest may be a more original way to compound one's heresy.
In the photo, a waistcoat from W. Bill's 14 ounce/400 gram tattersall is worn with a royal oxford cloth shirt, gray flannel trousers and a Shetland shirt jacket. Below the waist, brown kiltied slipon shoes and argyle socks. A paisley neckerchief completes the day's clothing.