Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The beginning of summer brings warm weather everywhere it seems but here in Northern California, where after a few weeks of sunshine our temperatures decline to about 55 degrees (12 C) and remain there for a month or more. The weather brings out the Breanish, the 10/11 ounce (300/330 gram) tweed jacket that is comfortable in the fog.
The Breanish is hardly a hard-wearing weave, being only a 2x1 instead of the usual 2x2 (reducing the thread by a quarter is how the light weight is achieved) but it is just the thing six or eight times a year. And, in keeping with its neither fish nor fowl makeup, it is worn in the photo with summer's shantung necktie and fall's madder silk pocket square.