Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Brown suede house shoes worn to entertain the other evening, accompanied by gray cotton and silk socks and gray flannel trousers.
The flannels were part of an experiment to get a little utilization out of my smoking jacket, which had hung unworn for several years since it appeared at a New Year's Eve gala at my club. Instead of trying to convince guests to wear black tie to dinner at my home, I elected to treat it as a green velvet blazer by pairing it with a white dress shirt, an ascot and the aforementioned house shoes.
No-one commented on the jacket but the shoes were a hit.