Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I bought a bunch of air tickets yesterday. Los Angeles tomorrow. London in November. Florence and Naples in January. None of which has much to do with today's photo save that the friend I am having dinner with tonight in Beverly Hills sent it to me when I had to cancel a trip to Italy earlier this year.
Food is the principal payback for the boredom of travel in my opinion. There is always some umbrella maker that has to get on the schedule, taking over an afternoon that was blocked out to visit some palace. You work and you sit in a seat for a day at a time while being bounced around the atmosphere. Fortunately, Los Angeles is just a short hop, and on the other side I have Cleverley (shoes), Huntsman (tailoring) and Jodek (cloth). That sort of schedule requires a high twist suit that resists wrinkling. I have a couple more pair of high twist trousers in the works at Ambrosi, and a jacket coming from W. W. Chan. And I am thinking seriously of starting one more Finmeresco suit for really hot days, as I encounter more heat in the suburbs than I ever did in San Francisco. But it will be competing with the last of the H. Lesser books for light and mid-weight cloth. Until it is proven that Harrison's, the new owners of Lesser, will be replacing the old inventory with things of equal quality, prudence demands that we stock up. And not incidentally have a good dinner.
I will see you Thursday.
Posted by Will at 7:52 AM