Afternoon all! November is now nearly at a close and Derek is in the final throws of experimenting with his ‘autumn colourways’.
Be warned though, whilst this post does explore ways in which to make the fleck in a jacket pop beautifully, it also contains rather high levels of smugness and may prove frustrating for:
a) Anyone who’s ever purchased an expensive item of clothing only to see it on sale the following week
b) Anyone who’s put on weight ever
You have been warned.
” A really pleasant evening at the theatre seeing the Ladykillers, one of my favourite Ealing comedies. Even better, my daughter treated us to the tickets.
As you can see I am well into my Movember look with an increasingly bushy moustache.
The jacket is an English style sports jacket in beige with a green and blue fleck from Ralph Lauren. It even has suede leather elbow pads. I’ve an oxford cotton button down collared shirt in blue to pick up the fleck in the jacket. The green cords picks up the same colour in the jacket. I compliment the autumn colourways with a tartan tie again, from Ralph Lauren.
Now I think this is a great look, but what makes it even better is the cost. The cords are at least fifteen years old, and purchased in a sale at Marks & Spencer. Thank goodness for a steady weight. The tie was purchased in a Ralph Lauren outlet store for 25% of the original price. The real bargain was the jacket. I walked into an outlet store on opening. I’d seen the jacket the day before, and knew it was my size but although it was selling at $150 reduced from $450 it just seemed too expensive. Anyway on opening it had been reduced further to $50 or just over £30.
So the secret to good dress is keeping your weight constant and lookout for classics which last and are a bargain.”
Thank you Derek for imparting that secret upon us – now if you can enlighten us as to how one keeps their weight constant for 15 years we’ll really be onto a winner!