I'm married to a woman with no unexpressed opinions. She hates it. How much? She has asked to be forewarned before its appearance so that she can make other plans. She's thinking Airplane, I'm thinking 'Big Daddy". The lower orders have Boss Hogg in mind.
What am I talking about? The white suit, of course.
It's still too cold to bring it out in public, but I did try it on, and take a few turns around the manse. I'm going to like it. It's my first linen suit, I like the wrinkles and rumples. I do not have to make excuses for my slovenly appearance. I like it so much I recently purchased another linen suit. This time in a "natural" tone. Two button, side vents. It's at the tailors.
Also, finally the BB mongrel shirt showed up. I got the idea from Tom Wolfe's tribute to Clay Felker. The Felkers were neighbors to my father in law while he was growing up. Clay is the man who made Tom Wolfe famous.
The shirt is Oxford cloth button down, white collar and french cuffs. Other Toadisms include, no front pocket, placket buttons and side back pleats. The buttons are a bit better than standard BB wares, and the tails seem longer, but I haven't compared. It gets its first public airing later this evening.
Hopefully, soon the weather gods will shine, and the streets of Mayberry will become a bit more dapper.