Friday, January 11, 2013

Harry And His Jacket


I bought a new jacket last week. We were walking around Boundary Mill in Colne when I saw a jacket and it seemed to shout out "buy me". There was something familiar about it, something comforting, something substantial. I felt as though I might have owned it for generations, but knew I hadn't done so. And then, today, looking through some old 35mm slides I took back in the 1960s, I came across this portrait of "Uncle Harry". He is wearing my jacket : the same tweedy weave, the same Autumnal shades, the same classic cut. Perhaps I should now hunt out the shirt, tie and pullover. But I think I will give those glasses a miss.

7 comments:

  1. I was going to remark on the cool shades! Surprising to see the colored shirt in the 60's . We didn't have that here. I guess this little corner of the world didn't get colored shirts.

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  2. But the glasses are very much in vogue just now, Alan.

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  3. I wish weather over here was nice enough to wear a jacket more often.

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  4. And look how we'll those glasses protect your peripheral vision from harsh rays of sun. I quite like them and the jacket too.

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  5. Patches on the elbows?

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  6. Mmmhh ... real Woody Allen glasses, aren't they.

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  7. I think the glasses complete the look! :)

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