And so, we have these, which are also in keeping with my other secret of buying off season:
One hell of a serious pair of madras pants. They look a little frumpy in this photo, but...
a close up shot reveals a zesty plaid with enough yellow, blue and deep burgundy to match with a wide array of tennis shirts. $9.99. A bit pricey for me, but only because they were in the Halloween department. Hell, if I didn't buy them, some college kid would have puked all over them at 4:00 a.m. November 1st.
-Canary yellow wide wale cords by Woolrich, made in U.S.A. (too small)
-Indian patch madras sport coat, in a very pink and green color scheme (too big)
-More killer neckties than I care to mention (I've got enough ties, and I really wanted the pants)
So shop the Halloween department, and try to get over the fact that the clothes you like constitute a Halloween costume for many people.(Still struggling a bit with that). Do these pants make me look spooky? (rhetorical).
p.s. I also got a proper ascot, in a dark green foulard print. That must be wacky too.