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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A Reader Question for the Community: Tennis bag / tennis gear?

 

A Reader Question for the Community: 

Dear Editor,

I have a Reader Question- I’ve taken up tennis, as social distant exercise / way to meet up with friends.  My dear hubby would like to gift me a tennis tote for Christmas - but there are so many brands and styles!  Any recommendations for a nice tennis bag / tennis gear brand that will last?  Something simple and classic?

Thanks!  Your blog is just lovely!


A Reader Question for the Community: Coffee and coffee makers

 

A Reader Question for the Community: 

I know we have talked about tea, but what are thoughts on coffee?  Are there better coffee makers that are worth it?  Any tips on making coffee?  Beans? Ground?  What are the best coffee brands?  Thank you for any suggestions. 

Happy to holidays to my fellow SWNEers! 

 

 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Photo by My Father

Photo by My Father

 

Photo by My Father

Photo by My Father 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Reader Questions for the Community: Holidays

 

A Reader Question for the Community: 

I have a question for the community: During these uncharted times, how are you planning to add some normalcy to the upcoming holiday season?

 

A Second Reader Question for the Community: 

Given the situation, are people still planning on festive attire for the holidays?  How festive?



A Reader Question for the Community: Hunting and Shooting?

 

A Reader Question for the Community:

I know that hunting is traditionally a major part of the English sporting lifestyle, many other aspects of which are reflected throughout your blog. But I also realize that public sentiment in regards to hunting has changed over time. I was wondering if any readers hunt or shoot, and if so, how often and where?

 

A Warm Start to the Holiday Week

Photos by Salt Water New England

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Navy Chepstow Keepers Field Coat for Men from Cordings of Piccadilly, Made in England

Photos by Salt Water New England
While technically a field coat, the Chepstow Keepers Field Coat is also a seriously smart Business Casual garment.  Warm and substantial but not too bulky, it will be ideal for many for travel during the colder months.  It has all of the advantages of being made for the field - comfortable and waterproof - but still at home in many corporate headquarters today. 

This superb coat is made in England for Cordings of Piccadilly (by Chrysalis, known for their truly outstanding British craftsmanship) of 21oz Teflon coated Keepers Tweed, woven in Britain.

Cordings also offers it in Loden.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Autumnal Essex

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

A Reader Question for the Community: Crown Season 4

 

A Reader Question for the Community:

Dear Muffy,

I was wondering what your readers think of the Crown Season 4.   I personally think it is good but not great, with the exception of the episode featuring the intruder in the Queen's bedroom, which was first rate.  He gave a tremendous performance.   While I am not completely through the whole season,  I think Diana actress sounds like her but misses the essence of her personality.  

Since signing up again for Netflex, I have found it amusing to watch Olivia Colman play both Ellie Miller on Bancroft and the Queen on The Crown.


After the Storm

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

A Reader Question for the Community: The Official Preppy Handbook 40 Years Later


A reader question for the community:

I can't believe it has been 40 years since the Preppy Handbook edited by Lisa Birnbach came out.  I would love to know what your readers think has stayed the same and what has changed over the last four decades?  Which schools, role models, stores and clothes, sports, hobbies, authors, and career paths influence the intelligent, public-spirited, cliquish,  productive, and understated today?

   

Today...

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A Reader Question for the Community: What watches are considered preppy?

 

A reader question for the community:
Watches with colorful ribbon straps (or comparable polyester NATO or Zulu straps, I suppose) and Hamilton field watches strike me as preppy.  Curious what your readers think.  

[Caveat, I only wear dive watches because I hike and canoe a lot; my lifestyle tends to be lethal for watches that aren’t made to get wet and/or struck by rocks, branches, and other debris from time to time].  

 

A Reader Question for the Community: Cool Crisp Sheets

 

A reader question for the community:
Good Afternoon Muffy!

We love cool crisp sheets but we haven't been unable to find what we have in mind. The feel we are going for is what is remembered from nights spent at “grandma's house.” I've searched and there are many companies out there but they seem to be pushing the complete opposite of that style. We were wondering if your readers had any good leads?

Thank You!

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

What Is Your Most Used Sweater?

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

My Grandfather, New Haven, Mid-1890s

Photo of My Grandfather from the Family Archives

Say what you want about the outfit, but that boy could pose...

Along the Boston Post Road

Photo by Salt Water New England

 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Corduroy Trousers

Photos by Salt Water New England
Corduroy trousers are an Autumn staple.  

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Irish Blackthorn Walking Sticks and Staffs

Walking Staffs by the Door.  Photos by Salt Water New England except where indicated.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Today...

Photo by Salt Water New England
Calm on the outside...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

A Good Driveway...

Photo by Salt Water New England