Clintotron

Senior Member
I own or, at some point, have owned some version of #2 & #3 in multiple coats, scarfs, sport coats, suits, trousers, socks, sneakers, wool shirts and wool ties (and bet I'm missing one or more items). If I wasn't going to be cremated, I'd ask for my casket to be lined in grey herringbone (eff'em, I'm dead, let them figure out how to make it happen).
View attachment 31252
Have your urn made with some like those Harris Tweed flasks available on Etsy from time to time.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

Charles Dana

Honors Member
I like that idea - why not, as I said, what the h*ll, I'm dead, let someone else worry about making it happen.
Just make sure your post-cremation instructions are clear.

My Uncle Nick was cremated. (Fortunately for him, he was dead at the time. I don't recommend pre-death cremation unless you're unusually adventurous.)

Uncle Nick's sister, my Aunt Phyllis, made the arrangements. His ashes were supposed to be scattered somewhere--I don't know where.

Shortly after the cremation, a package is delivered to Aunt Phyllis' home. Uncle Barry, her husband, calls Aunt Phyllis at her part-time job:

"There's a package for you."
"I didn't order anything. What is it?"
"I'm not sure, but I think it's your brother."

And it was indeed Uncle Nick, paying one last visit. Aunt Phyllis got everything straightened out.

Uncle Barry is no longer with us, but Aunt Phyllis, at age 93, is still going strong. She still works part-time because she likes having things to do.

Every Tuesday she eats breakfast with a group of Republicans. Then every Friday she has breakfast with Democrats. There's a lesson there somewhere.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
I own or, at some point, have owned some version of #2 & #3 in multiple coats, scarfs, sport coats, suits, trousers, socks, sneakers, wool shirts and wool ties (and bet I'm missing one or more items). If I wasn't going to be cremated, I'd ask for my casket to be lined in grey herringbone (eff'em, I'm dead, let them figure out how to make it happen).
View attachment 31252
The picture above is as emotionally cruel to those like me regarding the Tweed conundrum whith which I must struggle, as are the elaborate meal pictures member Flanderain posts in the Red Meat thread, as I struggle with a never ending diet! LOL. :(:crazy:
 

Adriel Rowley

Senior Member
Hopefully I make sense, loopy from the pain (acetaminophen not doing a thing and can't get anything stronger until 20:00).

Three days of being in the 60s with clouds and very windy, tired of being cold, so couple days ago found on eBay tweet pants and hopefully here Friday, so the weather will turn warm. :p Ha. Original price $28.89 with free shipping, though since an option to offer, did at $21.67.

Podiatrist this morning, so got out my warmest tweed suit and wore that. Figured pictures or didn't happen. Oh and after a member pointed out, been combing the mustache at least once if not twice a day, slowly getting where supposed to. Did get complements on my outfit today.

 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
I was going to put up more pictures from other period TV shows and movies as I've seen probably 90% of them (yes, Amazon's, Netflix's and Google's AI has figured this out and electronically assault me anytime something remotely related to a period show becomes available), but then, I thought it will be more fun to slow-roll them out.

So for the start of a long weekend, I went with this quirky bowtie, which is new, but made from vintage material. I am opposed to pre-tied bowties, but still, the material is just that cool.
6db0cf162bba09914181ddeaae745ac4.jpg
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
I really like the pattern/feel/texture of the sport coat (and its throat latch). Does anyone know what that pattern is called (I think I used to know, but time seems to have erased that knowledge)?
af9486d149acfae051df16d8067db303.jpg
 

Matt S

Connoisseur
It feels close to a barleycorn, but I'm thinking it's not quite that as I think of barleycorn as a touch "tighter" and not as crosshatched, but maybe barleycorn has several variations and this is one of them.

Time to fire up the Batsignal for @Matt S to inform us:
View attachment 31336
This is one of two variations on barleycorn. The other is a bell-shaped pattern. This is also known as broken twill.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
It feels close to a barleycorn, but I'm thinking it's not quite that as I think of barleycorn as a touch "tighter" and not as crosshatched, but maybe barleycorn has several variations and this is one of them.

Time to fire up the Batsignal for @Matt S to inform us:
View attachment 31336
Egad! Whenever I attempt to picture Matt S in my mind's eye, he does come up looking a lot like Bruce Wayne! ;)
 
Your email address will not be publicly visible. We will only use it to contact you to confirm your post.

IMPORTANT: BEFORE POSTING PLEASE CHECK THE DATE OF THE LAST POST OF THIS THREAD. IF IT'S VERY OLD, PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING FIRST, AND STARTING A NEW THREAD ABOUT THIS TOPIC.