Thursday, September 22, 2011
The San Francisco Symphony's Opening Night Gala is usually scheduled for the first week of September, and that begins what I think of as the best season in the City. Black tie events do not exactly abound these days, but there are a reasonable number of occasions to dress more formally. The fog is gone and days that are warm without being consistently so hot as to make jacket wearing uncomfortable are followed by nights that reward a regular weight coat. So what I think of as the good stuff will soon start coming out of the closet. Tweeds for the country of course, and flannels for town, accompanied by cashmere neckties and my favorite homburg. Life is at its best then.
In fairness, tweeds and flannels are still a month away but black tie is the harbinger. The straw hats are in storage, replaced by felts, and the ritual of changing out the closets will begin with clothes for those cooler evenings. Which reminds me. I have a new bow tie to try out.
Fall is the best season.