My absence here in the last few days can be explained by my presence over the weekend at yet another old friends wedding on the coast of Maine. Ever since Mrs. G. and I opened the old marriage and children door eight years back it seems all the old boys are stepping through, one by one. Coastal Maine in November may seem like an unusual choice for an outdoor ceremony, but the weather was beautiful, if a little brisk, and the newlyweds couldn't have been happier. Of course, my only photos were of things superficial. I leave the important stuff to the paid photographer.
Zareh of Boston) keep it all in check. Dressy, without being too stiff.
here) ward off the chill.
But that's just me, let's talk for a minute about a friend of mine:
Keezer's for a scant $75. But alas, I'm not skinny, and Mr.H. is, so I put him wise to it. Score one for the good guys, I guess.
Ampeg Portaflex tube amp. Guaranteed to keep the folks dancing. Thankfully, I'm pretty sure our playing lived up to the equipment we use...at least I hope so.
If every wedding were this much fun, I'd hope for one every other weekend. Congratulations and best wishes for a bright future, to the new Mr. and Mrs. G******.
21 November 2011
A Wedding In the North Country
Labels: Andover Shop, chesterfield coat, club collar, contrast collar, r and b, single malt Scotch, wedding, wool tie
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Looks like a wonderful wedding-- hearty congrats to both.
But two pocket squares?
great blog. great story on the figurines.
Very well done. You upstage me with the flask filler, though... I usually drop in the cheap stuff. Well done.
I've had my '72 B-15 Portaflex since high school. It's playing many shows, and yes, THAT is an R&B rhythm section.
As ADG has probably said (using more syllables than I can conceive of): The good God intended that you put a square in that breast pocket.
Robe or overcoat, it doesn't matter.
Any chance you could post a recording or two of the band? Some of the music loving blog readers out here in the “flyover” states would appreciate it.
Great blog! Gives me a daily dose of the Northeast, which is tough to come by in the Midwest. Please keep up the great work!
Nice to see a label hand cross-stitched, with substantial thread, into a coat rather than the nasty machine zig-zag.
And is that a tub of Royal Crown hair pomade on the sink/washbasin?
I think you're right about the toning-down of the stripes. Though I personally wouldn't opt for the club collar, at this point you wouldn't be you without it, or something similarly outlandish.
(Just remembered I'm due a tie from the AAW store - looking forward to it!)
Exceptional attire for a wedding.
Glenlivet...a solid choice.
Good eye, on both counts
I brought Old Overholt Kentucky rye. The groom generously left the Glenlivet 15 year old as a thank you gift for the band. Who am I to refuse a generous gift?
Just want to point out for the sake of decency that the Portaflex pictured and used by the band is a real deal 1965. Sort of a thrifters dream, bought out of a repair shop unrepaired for 1/4 what it is worth repaired, fixed it myself. Worth more as a bass amp than a museum piece so it hits the road and the studio hard and often. These things, like those drums, or that whiskey are tools.
Good eye for details! Loving the cake. Thank you for the idea 'cos I have one skinny fellow, too.
Does Charlie know you have that Chesterfield?!
That coat was actually my icebreaker with Charlie. I had it on first time I met him. He complimented it, I showed him the label, and he said "I thought it looked like one of ours. You buy it here?"
"No,I got it at Goodwill for $10"
"Fuck you!' he said. We've been fast friends ever since, and every time I se him he demands to know the complete story and price of all my clothes. Drives Jeff nuts, but Larry loves it too.
Awesome rhythm section gear... any details about the rest of the band? Set list?
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