23 August 2010

In Between

Boston saw some dreary, bleary rain today, on the cool side. Many bemoan such weather, but I don't mind it. It's "In Between" season. Still kinda Summer, but feeling a bit like Fall. I know, I should come up with a less childish term for it, but the term "shoulder season" grates my nerves, just like "odd jacket". Irrational maybe, but there you have it.

Anyway, I like dressing for the in-between. It can be challenging, but it can also provide a rare opportunity to experiment with mixing seemingly disparate sartorial elements.
Today's wind and rain prompted an unexpectedly early debut for the trusty Barbour jacket. Tweed caps and wide wale cords are a natural cinch with this one, but I think it comes off quite well with khaki, too.
Note the button closure here. I've actually intended to mention this before, but it keeps slipping through the cracks. When the rain is blowing, I close the zipper right up to the neck. When it's not, I prefer to close one snap in the middle, and wear it like a sports jacket. Affected as all Hell, but you gotta admit it's kinda cool.

I may be going out on a limb pairing bare ankles with Barbour, but I think that worked pretty well too. Forgive me, I'm just not ready for socks yet. A bit of Summer and a bit of Fall, an outfit in perfect harmony with the days weather.


11 comments:

james at 10engines said...

barbour check. khakis check. bow check. good thing didnt run into you on the T. with you on the snap-best part of buttons on jackets.

Laguna Beach Prep said...

This is just awesome! You really know how to rock the Barbour, although it's better buttoned down to the bottom. And I really like the Italian flag collar pin Nationalist-style. Nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Ciao Giuseppe!

Ma allora, che ne hai fatto di quel pezzo di stoffa che Barbour ti ha così gentilmente inviato oltreoceano?

Complimenti per il blog.

P.S Sentiti libero di rispondere in inglese, tanto capisco bene.

Saluti

Alessandro

Carol said...

I love the "in between" season dressing. I call it "mixed media", or "mixed message". Example: Sweaters and sandals. Or a light weight jacket, but over summery clothes. Or shorts and a jacket. Love it!

michael said...

For me these last few days in Boston have had me running for the pendleton wool...love this time of year when the first wisps of fall start making themselves known around these parts.

NCJack said...

A fine and practical look, but have you considered a water repellent hat. I got one at REI, a canvas fedora, and it's rather nice looking, and effective at keeping the old aqua out of the neckal area

Joey Dee said...

I am new to this blog, and I have just spent an hour reading back a month. I enjoy very much your personality and humor combined with thriftiness plus the ambition to always present yourself well. Thrifting is an art, That most people do not have do not, through conceptual belief, disdain for wearing the older belongings of others, or pride or whatever, have no time for. Their loss. I look forward tommoremof the same in the future.

ADG said...

Damn. Is it Barbour time again?

Giuseppe said...

Fear not, we're loking at a humid 90 degrees cme Sunday. In between indeed.

Thomas said...

I for one look forward to Barbour time...the one button closure is something to imitate, which I did right away, walking my trusty Lab with my trusty Barbour on. Your Barbour must be an older Beaufort. Today's Barbours have exchanged the waxy look for something they call Silkoil...it doesn't age that beautifully.

Brendan said...

It was some fine Barbour weather here in Rhode Island as well. I don't mind those rainy days as much since I got my Gamefair a few years ago. Cheers!