Tuesday, September 13, 2011
When I mentioned this jacket in a post this past summer, a reader wrote that he thought it was made of flannel, but viewed in this screen grab I think it more likely cotton gabardine or Palm Beach cloth. The chest pocket, for example, appears too thin to be even a light worsted flannel. This of course is A Good Thing as even the lightest flannel would wear too warm for a summer day on the Riviera, or nearly anywhere else for that matter.
I am in New York for a few days this week and one of my planned destinations is Tender Buttons, home to one of the world's larger supplies of buttons of all kinds, where I intend to seek out a set of silver buttons that might be appropriate for a coat like this, should the issue of the cloth ever be settled. But I am currently leaning towards cotton.