Then there's the back, which consists of three strips of shirt cloth, one blue oxford, one viyella and one tattersall, so soft:I can't think what purpose this blanket was intended for, other than for an old man to drape over his legs while smoking his pipe in a big leather chair in front of the fire with a dog at his feet. We use it to wrap the boy's legs when we're out walking him in the stroller on a particularly cold day.
If it were bigger, I'd seriously consider having it made into a pair of pants. Now that would be something. After all, when you shop thrift for everything, its nice to think that if you ever were to spend a lot of money on something as extravagant as custom made clothes, it would be something as outrageous as that.
p.s. isn't Thom Browne over yet? I know its been awfully cold in Boston lately, and I'm guessing it's been cold in New York too.