There may be one or three among the readership that would know his/her way around matters of warp and weft. It is for these blesseds I post the following.
When I was last in Poppyville, I availed myself of some excellent shopping. Well, the last of the items has arrived.
Item #1 is a dark slate-blue double breasted number from Paul Stuart, in a multiseason weight. The tailoring and styling are impeccable. It looks and fits as you'd expect. I love it.
Yes. Working sleeve buttons. A must, really.But I wasn't prepared for the completed garment. The finished piece is gossamer light. Super 180s, with a very high twist, if that registers with you. It feels as if someone had made me a suit of facial tissue. You put it on and its as if you had stepped into a room cooler by about 10 degrees. It's glorious. I won't be able to wear it if the temperature drops below "mid-autumn" but WOW.
Item #2. The swatch had an excellent "hand" and it felt more liquid than anything else.
With something pretty posh like this, you want to avoid the very, very fashionable tics of the moment (high gorge three-button suits, anyone?). After all, you want to highlight construction, cut and drape, not the lunacies of the moment. So the color is a pretty sober almost-charcoal grey. But, OMG, it feels so good. My next fear is that my beloved will catch me trying to get into its pants.
* The Staples Singers, "Respect Yourself."
Posted by Joke at 3:05 PM
blackbird posted at 4:18 PM, November 03, 2007
I suppose you know that I do appreciate a fine hand, warp and weft.
Go, have sex with your suit - see if I care.
I cannot imagine what would become of you if you were able to purchase a true winter wardrobe.
You'd have a few less vehicles, that's for sure.
Joke posted at 6:23 PM, November 03, 2007
I think more of it as a "harem."
Badger posted at 8:55 PM, November 03, 2007
Dude. You'll go blind!
shula posted at 9:33 PM, November 03, 2007
A harem of suits.
Works for me.
Kim posted at 7:12 AM, November 04, 2007
When I first read this I thought you said "very high waist" and I was all "DEAR GOD, he wears high waisted pants? How did I not see this? We can never be friends."
Thank goodness I always have to read your posts on average three times before I get all the referencing and connotations.
BabelBabe posted at 7:58 AM, November 04, 2007
*I* want to know why you are wearing a priest's collar.
Poppy Buxom posted at 8:51 AM, November 04, 2007
Yeah, really, Joke. Is there something TFBYM should know?
p.s. Roped shoulders? You dog, you!
Joke posted at 8:25 PM, November 04, 2007
BabBab, I do it to get blog ideas from the confessional.
Poppy, Arf! (It's from RL's, but I didn't see our friend the day I went.)