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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Wearing Orange


Some colors, such as orange, can be quite challenging to make work with cotton fabrics but wonderful with richer fibers. 

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16 comments:

  1. I love a pop of orange, be it an orange stripe on a navy tie, an orange sweater or polo, or even an orange gimme cap, as long as everything else is more sedate. Nice jumper.

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  2. Burnt orange is beautiful. “Hook ‘em Horns!”

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    1. Although live in a sea of burnt orange, Austin, I love a true orange. I picked it up in 1955 when I started at Norfolk Academy, "The Orange and White." I do like the Longhorns, even though I did not attend.

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    2. Bringing it back up to the northeast -- "Go Big Orange!" Syracuse University.

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    3. Orange is the new black as Blogger Maxminimus would say. Speaking of Bevo High, when I was there in 1969 the fans did not wear burnt orange. That was reserved for the band & football team. It was considered poor taste for fans to wear burnt orange. Wore a coat & tie...my date reapplied her makeup at halftime. Sounds like Ole Miss in Oxford. Enuff said.

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    4. Ivy League football was “big time in ‘69.” At least the way it was played at The Bowl.
      Brian and Calvin, with a fine supporting cast, put on quite a show for three years. Cosmo
      and Archie were formidable opponents. And who can forget the game Yale lost 29-29?

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    5. Even in '95, my first year, Longhorn fans were not yet wearing burnt orange to games. It wasn't until Mack Brown encouraged it that they started to do so.

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  3. What a wonderful combo! Great tie in with the pattern in the hat! Thanks so very much!

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  4. A worthwhile color for hunting season as well.

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    1. Brilliant! I actually wish I could “like” this comment.

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    2. Yes indeed, "blaze orange" while walking in the woods during hunting season in New England, and definitely put your dogs in blaze orange coats too.

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  5. It's great to see that you have taken my tip to buy a Garforth direct from Lawrence & Foster. I have not seen that particular tweed before but would guess that it is from the Lovat Mill in Hawick. Can you give us some information on the shipping charges and US import duties?

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    1. Ken,
      If you’re interested in a Lawrence & Foster cap that is more like the Cordings’ Piccadilly with more fabric, then they do offer one called the “Pickering”. I contacted them because I like a floppier cap, and they told me they also make the Pickering style (their take on the Piccadilly) which isn’t on their website.

      I wanted it in the same good-looking Derwent tweed that Muffy is wearing, and was told to just order the women’s Lindsay cap style (which is similar), and they would make the order adjustment off line. I paid 63 pounds total (44 pounds for the cap, and 19 pounds shipping). It’s a high-quality product, and I hope this helps.

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    2. Thanks Robert. I have several Garforths including a few from Cordings and Oliver Brown.

      L&F made a cap for me, using tweed that I supplied, at a very reasonable price. The service and value is unbeatable. I'm planning to order the new Boston model in the Hebble cashmere to wear with a covert coat.

      My question on shipping and duties was on behalf of a friend in the US. Your prompt answer is very much appreciated.

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  6. Love the fit on you; struggling with my own size choice. Am a US size 4 (5'4"/116 lbs/petite) in most things and want slightly loose fit. 36? 38? 40?

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