Tuesday, August 17, 2010
An Evening Lawn Party
This afternoon, I attended a lawn party! And, as many of the readers may know, lawn parties are certainly part of the WASP ritual. The event was held in a truly old money neighborhood, and I was swarmed by blazers of all sorts.
Though I would typically consider wearing my cream linen suit to such an event, today I broke out my new J Press Blazer. The blazer is a lightweight 120s wool, and it wears very cool. However, the lightweight wool also means it wrinkles easily, but with 90 degree weather one can tolerate wrinkles. Other details include the typical features of a J Press garment: 3/2 roll, sack finish, and hook vent. I paired the blazer with a blue bengal stripe shirt, club tie with little umbrellas, yellow oxford cloth pocket square, cream linen trousers (heavily rumpled and part of my cream linen suit...they were pressed when the day started but these photographs were taken upon my return home), and my new Ralph Lauren bow - tie loafers (not their official title but it's what I call them, and no, they are different from L.L. Beans moccasins....these shoes have leather soles).
The party was again amazing, and I had the opportunity to truly be near my kind this evening. Does saying that make me a snob? Possibly, but I don't care!