NEW WINTER COAT
As winter came, I realized, my winter coat, was a 2nd hand green Army coat. If it were a Navy Pea coat it would have been fine. But an Army Green coat with US Army stamped on it? I went through all the coats I owned. The nearest jacket considered good enough did not have a zipper, the next was a nylon ski coat, not very fashionable. So I set out on a Quest for a new winter coat, fashionable, warm, with a formal look, yet functional. So full length Cashmere coats were ruled out immediately. Full length coats were ruled out.
12 Stores, 18hours of shopping, and I finally purchased a brand new winter coat, manufacture was NordicTrack high performance material, waterproof, yet has a sophisticated look. I could not decide between all black and two tone with grey? So I asked the sales lady do you have a bright white button down dress shirt I can borrow to try the coats on. She looked and laughed, I guess men do not ask such questions. With a smile I said, “I can’t decide the shirt will help”. She got me a shirt and I realized the two tone, offered greater versatility in accessories and colors, not only white but a grey turtle neck, with black or grey dress pants, would look Awesome.
WALLA – my first brand new coat in over 10 years
Men do not have luxury of matching purse and shoes, so accessories are scarfs and gloves. I already owned the finest leather gloves, hand stitched from supple Italian sheepskin leather, warm 3M 40gram insulate lining.
I needed a scarf. So I started to search for a scarf, after only 4 hours of shopping I had a long grey with silver glitter scarf, and a black and grey alpaca scarf both elegant and sophisticated.
I even opted for new black soft cotton long sleeve jersey and new high performance Hanes underwear and Nike socks.
I found the perfect shirt to accent all the new clothing from English Laundry, Elegant and Arrogant, upscale, hand stitched, dress shirts from England.
Only one thing to go, new shoes or boots? With winter in mind, I wanted sophisticated yet distinct, exotic boots.
A new quest began, for knee high lace up, dress boots. After 16 hours of searching, over 10 stores, I found the perfect boot, from a Gothic shop in the UK. Replica WWII German officer dress boot circa 1939. (Minus the German Iron cross that was boldly attached to the boot). They also added a side zipper while the German officers literally had to pull them on and had to have help pulling them off. Yeah I did a little research on who wore them, most of the officers were part of the SS not good. But Hell I am too young to worry about WWII.