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Monday, July 25, 2005

Vintage Ballists

That was fun. We've been asked to do it again next year, and from all reports it was an entertaining afternoon on a beautiful Saturday in the park.

Although... we were misinformed, most probably deliberately, about the snazzy straw "boaters" that had been ordered by the historic costume consultants, when "bowlers" was obviously what was meant... What do you think, Neddie? Scopesian chic, or more of a group home aesthetic?

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Blogger Neddie said...

Quite nice, Slugster! Now, next question: Where can I score me some moleskin plus-fours? I wanna look like Tintin!

July 25, 2005 1:36 PM  
Blogger Sluggo said...

RE: moleskin plus-fours, requisition

Sage words, from one apparently in the know, Amanda Foreman... planning a shooting weekend, are we?

"Very few people can carry off shooting kit with any style, so it is best to opt purely for comfort. Veterans of the sport advise silk long johns (less unflattering than the thermal variety) under tweed, cord, or moleskin plus-fours. A hat is a must, to avoid bad-hair days. On the feet, fur or neoprene-lined wellies with thick wool shooting stockings. Real style-fiends wear mink-lined wrist-warmers. New shooting clothes are impermissible. Roll around in some gravel to give them a patina of age before setting off."


July 25, 2005 2:12 PM  

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