Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tie One On

ORIGINAL CAPTION (LIFE, AUGUST 1950): Model wearing gray flannel sheath and mink scarf.

We wore our mink scarf today, too, but rather than being another Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, we opted for an all black sweater-and-slacks ensemble, a camel's hair sportcoat, and a simply perfect black fitted overcoat. And sunglasses, natch. We looked terribly 1950, we must say.


  1. But did we end up looking terribly Suzy Parker?
    That is the question.

  2. Watch and shoe details please. I need to complete my visual.

  3. My goodness, Toby, I didn't even realize that was Goddess Suzy until you pointed it out! She's so young here. (And, yes, in our mind, we did.)

    JuliannK -- My newly-acquired antique 1920 wristwatch, with an oxblood alligator band which matched my Shibori silk pocket square perfectly; and handmade black calfskin benchmades.

  4. You're just too fabulous to live, you know that!
    It may be too much to ask, TJB, Darling, but as you profoundly inspire us, pictures would be greatly appreciated.

  5. La P -- You know, I am one of the very few people who does NOT have ready access to a camera 24/7; even my cel phone is austerely utilitarian, and features the bare bones basics: no fripperies with which to snap myself in various stages of repose. But I'll try to get some photos up here to satisfy the undoubted demand for them! Tee hee!

  6. fabulously put together. You seem to put your clothes together like I do.