Saturday, April 7, 2012
Distracted by all the people running in their exercise clothes these days we sometimes forget the simple pleasure of a well dressed walk in the spring (by spring I mean temperatures of about 60 F /15 C and not the considerably warmer weather that some parts of North America have had recently).
The man on the left in the Esquire illustration is wearing all the right things for the season: a tweed coat that could as easily be a shirt jacket, flannel trousers and crepe-soled suede shoes. His jacket is closed by a maroon silk scarf which gives the ensemble a finished look without need for a necktie, and keeps his chest warm at the same time. Add a nappy cotton and wool shirt underneath the jacket and a madder silk pocket square and take the stuff out for a stroll. The walking stick is optional.