Monday, December 20, 2010

And When I Finished My Astonishing Sandwich…

I realized that Orvis was just across the street. And with thirty seven minutes remaining, I ambled my vinegary handed little a_s over there. Not much time to spare once I rolled in and engaged the predictable but comfortingly consistent construct of Orvis offerings.
Tried on a Barbour Beaufort for size…knowing that I was a 38 but still wanting to smell the new wax and flex a forearm against the yet to be broken-in paperesque sheathing. I left it there, comfortable in the knowledge that I’d win one on eBay for less dosh. The Beaufort is a want not a need. I gots me the shorter version sans game pocket...the Bedale I think. But I need a game pocket...for hooch and women.
But then a Liddesdale jumped me. Rather like the Cheeto on the rat this time. Colour and all. I tried to fight it off mama. Honestly I did. And at just south of $150.00 I pounced. I kid you not when I say that it really does fill a void in my outwear lineup. I had a cotton quilted version that I literally wore to shreds. The shoes...Weejuns...had 'em since college.
Looky at the bag they sent me home with.
And I like the way the Liddesdale adequately covers a sportcoat for an added layer of incremental warmth and just enough shrouding to fend off a flake or drop. Shut up.
I'm digging the chain-gang/work release orange.
Listen. Y’all pool your money and buy me this Barbour vest. Seriously. A waxed shell quilted down vest. The onliest thing I’m tentative about is the dilemma of re-waxing this baby with the downy under layer just below the surface. I’d call my Brazilian friends at the Bush Cleaners on Newbury Street. Oh, and size extra smug please.
And Merry Christmas to all. I finally found a spot on the LFG dance card tonight and we manifested enough Yule-ness to adorn our tree. Late I know but it’s been one of those (blessed) years. Just like last year, if you want a Christmas card from us, shoot me an email with your snail mail address and we’ll send you one.

Onward. In orange. Much to LFG’s dismay.
ADG, II 

31 comments:

The Hierophant said...

It's so...orange. What rhymes with that? Tattersall, maybe.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Those look suspiciously like a pair of Beefrolls...you are busted!
Nice score at Orvis....that joint is like a crackhouse for guys like us...and we are the crackheads.

Flo said...

"Listen. Y’all pool your money and buy me this.."

Wait a minute. We'd already pooled and were ready to book this SC guy and his rig for New Years Old Town VA, so now you want a waxed vest? Make up your mind. http://taylortakesataste.com/18-hours-of-waiting-but-so-worth-it/

Young Fogey said...

AAAUGH! My eyes! MY EYES!!!

Other than that, great post.

NCJack said...

Hierophant, "Borringe" is the rhyming word, a Sandlapper colloquial variation of the future impluperfect of "borrow" e.g., "Say, bubba, can ya lend me the borringe of that'ere ugly coat?"

Belle de Ville said...

I love my Beaufort, it has been good to me for more than a decade. The game pockets come in handy for all kinds of stuff so I don't need to carry a purse.
It may not be the most chic of rain gear, but having the grand deluge in Southern California this week, my Beaufort, with attached hood, is keeping me dry.
Now I want that Barbour vest too. Why did you have to post it...why????

Preppy 101 said...

Aaaah - I love, love, love the coat! A perfect "me to me" present. And I do want a Christmas card from you and Precious :-). I would reciprocate, but I did extra angels this year in lieu of cards. Merry, Merry Christmas. xoxo

Anonymous said...

1. You know my address and this season, no Christmas cardimus from Minimus.....sigh.

2. That neck-bow looks suspiciously like a Bohemian tie conversion kit !!!??? Ouch!

ADG said...

Anon...I ain't sending a card to THAT address. Your husband AND your girlfriend would kill me. Plus, I ain't sent the first one yet so there.

Preppy101...on the way. And don't worry...extry angels is a better pursuit.

Belle...I didn't mean to. I didn't know it existed. I went to the Orvis site to get a link for the orange coat and BAM...there it was. I've now gotta manage that cravin' myself.

NCJack...that ain't true man. Nadda.

Fogey...I gots matching pants too.

Flo...I want the waxed vest.

MainLiner....NO beef rolls here my man.

Hierophantist...NCJack is lying.

Silk Regimental said...

Well, if you get another Snowmageddon this year - you're all set - the snow plows won't run over you!

heavy tweed jacket said...

Way cool jacket. Wear it in good health.

ilovelimegreen said...

So ADG, you get my blood boiling first by going to the farmer's market and not calling me and then you walk right by where I work without stopping by and then you have to taunt and torment me by buying the VERY same coat I have been lusting over when I walk by Orvis every single day for the past few weeks - but of course, I want the green one that is in the front window.

ADG said...

HEAVY TWEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....Merry Christmas to you my friend. We ALL miss your comments and your blog. I've respected the assumed reasons for your absence and haven't launched a campaign to get you back. But I do hope that all is ok in your world and that you are amidst a run up to a great day of celebrating Jesus' birth.

JMW said...

Very nice - I would have snapped up, too. Good purchase! Great Christmas card - all the best to you and LFG this holiday season. :)

CeceliaMc said...

Love the color, but shouldn't a coat have come with that liner?

Nolan said...

Have you ever tried the Filson Weekender? I've had mine for a little over a year. I find it a nice substitute for the Beaufort. It's made in the U.S. and about 140 bills less than the Barbour.

Patsy said...

Oh my, I think I need a jacket that color.....thank God there is an Orvis in line of sight from my office!

LPC said...

I have no issue with the orange but popping that collar makes you look a bit like Count Dracula. At his country cottage. If I can be so bold. And rude. Because you know I love you anyway.

longwing said...

ADG, Merry Christmas you fop. I was checking out the olive Liddesdale online recently. Hadn't considered wearing it with a bow though. A shetland more likely.

ADG said...

Longwing...LFG and I were watching Breakfast at Tiffany's about a month ago and BAM...your avatar popped up. I hope that all is well with you and yours.

LPC...I love you too Prunella and indeed for that reason, you have license to be bold and it wasn't rude. And finally, I AM Dracula.

All...thanks...it's a good value at 150 bucks but needs to be a part of a layer. And no, I've never tried Filson but I checked out their stuff. Looks pretty good.

Summer is a Verb said...

I am sooo getting that vest. Had the the Liddesdale in black then passed off to a friend who is still rockin it 15 years later...XXOO

Tammy B said...

I love that orange coat. I need that to wear with my navy cords and light blue OCBD to the Auburn games. Wouldn't I be the envy of everyone if I wore that to the BSC championship game?....if I were lucky enough to go. I have the flyweight in olive. Love it!

longwing said...

Ordered the olive moleskin. You're costing me plenty.

longwing said...

Oh, yeah, I'm a super rat.

ADG said...

You deserve it longthang. After all, look at all you did this year....for your employer, your family, the community, mankind...damn, order yourself two.

longwing said...

What has mankind ever done for me? Anyway, HTJ's got me replacing all my shaggy dogs with proper shetlands so I'm in the dodo deeply.

ADG said...

Longthang...it ain't mankind's job to do nothin' for you bossman. You, the privileged must do for mankind. And does it get/stay cold enough to have a whole gaggle of any kind of sweater?

longwing said...

You betcha. Winter temps here avg morning low in mid 20s to afternoon high in upper 40s. It's cool. And as ole Scrooge once pointed out, an investment in wooly garments saves beaucoup on energy costs.

ADG said...

Longman...shows that I know nothing about your neck of the woods.

ACH said...

Love the card, and the Liddesdale. Très jealous of the Orvis tote. Because I totally need another tote.

CeceliaMc said...

http://goodhoodstore.com/?page=41&id=394

This beats your Orvis number hands down.

A lot more dash and humor.

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