I had to go and look for my heavyweight overcoat. I’m not completely satisfied with the cut but it is not bad, and the overcoat is practical. It gives me a chance stay well-dressed in freezing cold. That we have now for the first time this winter.
I suspect temperature to be slightly warmer at Pitti Uomo in Florence in a few days, and I won’t bring it there. The double breasted blue suit I could take with me. It comes from the strong Red Tower, which, sadly, has sold out.
Well-Dreassed in Double-Breasted Style
The double breasted style is the most refined suit design. Period. The problem with the DB is operational. You have to keep it closed, when you wear it. What’s the fuss? Well, at the office you walk around. You sit at the desk. You leave for a meeting. You look for a colleague. If you open the DB to regulate warm, which can happen, if you are sitting down, you cannot leave the desk, before you have closed the jacket. An open DB jacket is a terrible sartrorial sight. A single breasted jacket can be open, when you move around at the office, although a closed SB looks better, for sure.
What I Wear
In the photos I dress in a bespoke heavyweight herringbone overcoat and a bespoke double breasted blue suit from an Italian tailor. Moreover, I wear a light blue shirt from a shirtmaker in Turin and a made-to-measure six-fold foulard tie from Antonio Muro. Tadeusz Januszkiewicz in Warsaw has crafted the monk shoes. The thick mocca brown cashmere scarf comes from Begg.
Photography: Sartorial Notes