Thursday, October 20, 2011
Some days are just rushed, and so it was when this photograph was taken. I was running late for a rare one on one dinner with my wife in between travels and house guests. The jacket is a 12 ounce/360 gram Finmeresco blazer with horn buttons that need to be changed for a lighter color. It is worn with damp hair, a pair of my Sloop slip-on shoes, stone trousers, a tan on white striped shirt, a wool and silk pocket square and a bow tie that needs fiddling with.
The trouble with the dark horn is that even with patch pockets the jacket has a bit of an orphaned suit coat look to it. Lighter colored buttons would ameliorate that, which calls for a visit to Tender Buttons when I am in New York next week. Buttoning the coat to the lower button might have helped as well, but I was too rushed.
On the other hand, dinner at Range, a one Michelin star establishment in the Mission District, was excellent.