Friday, January 22, 2010

Color Me Gone….


 Dulles to Heathrow tonight. Back home on the 29th in time to pick up LFG for a fun weekend. No promises on intra-journey posts. It won’t be a priority but we’ll just have to see what the motivation-time and mood ratio; coupled with the ease of getting online yields for a post or two from England.

I figured my signature randomness might be in order-you know-to hold you over till I get back. I finally take delivery of my half price Polo-Polo Camel Overcoat...just in time for the temps to return to the 50's. It's all good-and as LFG says about Camel Hair-it's "cuddly".

And speaking of my precious little everything-When I asked her what she wanted from London she said "just a snow globe Daddy". She collects them. I'll get her a little something more than just a snow globe. I can't articulate the love and gratitude I have for this child.

The proverbial Ghillie. A better contrivance for this shoe would be tobacco suede with a tastefully rendered rubber sole-then you've got a Ghillie for dress and for jeans.

Bespoke back rooms are never as tidy as the front showroom-nor should they be.

Sartorial house drawings-plans-renditions-prototypes-start with butcher paper.

It's a shame. All I can say.

The Grecian. A favorite of Eton Dons and Oxford Profs for centuries. A bit better looking than those hideous plaid mallard slippers that Tintin over at The Trad and that Hollister Hovey seem to be so proud of.

Colour-pattern-texture and a great source of inspiration-Apparel Arts

Onward-to the Motherland of Sartorial Inspiration.

A.D.G.II

18 comments:

James said...

Safe trip, enjoy yourself!

Suburban Princess said...

Have a great trip!
I love the Ghillies! My husband has them in black to wear with his kilt :O)
I had forgotten about 21 *sigh* sadsad.

Brian said...

Have a great trip, and enjoy the cubans!

JMW said...

Safe travels!

Kathie Truitt said...

I am praying for a safe trip home for you to your beautiful LFG. I love, love, LOVE England. Mr. T and I moved there when we were in our early 20's. Moved over there with 2 suitcases and came home several years later with a houseful of antiques and a beautiful baby girl.

Lars said...

Enjoy! London's one of my top-two favourite places in the world.

Chris said...

Safe trip.

Those look like perfect house shoes to me. Though, I have to side with the Tin Tin faction on the Rugbys.

How goes the blue shell penny project?

Gail, in northern California said...

Have the time of your life! Be well. Be safe.

Best of luck finding a beautiful snow globe for your little golden-haired girl.

Patsy said...

Safe travels!

I loved 21 - somewhere I still have the little coin they gave you to play 'who pays the check.'

Anonymous said...

Great coat (and great price also.) While I like to bust on Ralph it's usually out of exasperation- when someone who can flawlessly execute a classic like this goes so often awry. Enjoy it.

Barima said...

Godspeed. I aim to be back middle of next week. I invite you to drop me a line via Mode Parade's e-mail in the sidebar of my site

Enjoy,

B

Summer is a Verb said...

Safe travels! Caught myself watching for the sun to come up over the ocean this morning. Then I remembered that that just will not happen over the Pacific no matter who long I was to wait...XXOO

The Viceroy said...

Excellent. Hope you enjoy the centre of the known world. I'll be back in London immediately after you, from February 1st, to attend a most certainly unbearable healthcare congress.
I'll make sure there'll be another polo coat in the city after you've left.

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

I agree about "Les Slippers" ~~ the Rugby ones look like some long~lost poor sellers from the early 80s . . . I guess now that we're older we can see the difference? Safe Travels . . .nice coat, by the way . . .

tintin said...

I collect unicorn snow globes.

Brian Sheridan said...

Grab that Apparel Arts and RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN !

Anonymous said...

Think about having Flusser's tailors remove that flap over the breast pocket.

(I think it's why it was left over for reductions.)

Anonymous said...

Agree, Tinny's tartan toe-cozies were pretty bad. I showed them to my husband, a lifelong hunter, and asked if he'd wear them. He responded with, "Have you lost your mind, woman???"

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