17 February 2013
Now these are Black & Red jackets every UGA football fan should have in his closet. Finding black and red apparel in natural fiber is no easy task. I remember Florida - Georgia games in the '80s being awash in flammable black and red polyester contrasted against Hog Town's bright blue and orange cotton.
Fashion Week in NYC was and remains Tartan-ed up like a Robbie Burn's dinner in Glasgow. Tartan's "fookin'" everywhere. I'm backed up on Fashion Week pieces so you'll see lots more plaid on this blog in the coming week. Designers tend take the classic goods, raise them to idolatry levels, then regicide the royal cloth about the time it lands in Ft Wayne.
I think tweed will replace tartan but not your typical somber Harris. Color is too damned important. If nothing else has been proven in the last five years of menswear hoo-ha it is this; dudes like color. What we used to call 'loud.' But these are sport coats and are not to be worn in an office unless you sell radio advertising in Cincinnati. These jackets go with dark grey or black flannel trousers and will speak Shakespeare folios of your unmitigated taste. Just make sure the pattern matching is up to snuff and you stay out of Alachua County.