05 August 2010

Summer Kit

As a columnist I often receive e-mailed requests to post pictures of my summer kit. I tend to hesitate due to privacy concerns, as you can understand, but an occasional glimpse behind the madras curtain should cause no harm. The photograph (at left) represents a typical outfit. The shirt is Lacoste and the boat shoes Sperry Topsiders. The shoes, a gift from a now-departed lady friend, like me, have a dark sole. The shorts, in lobster seersucker, are a special acquisition from J.Crew. In the era of t-shirts, denyme trousers, and flop-flips, summer kit is a provocative uniform, I realise, but I am well-prepared to defend the gesture. Try me. Should you spot me at a local beach margarita shop holding court with my chums, come over and say hello. I will buy you a cocktail, compliment you on your smashing tan, and inquire after your family. I promise not to talk about the stock market. Can you feel the magic? Do not be anxious if at the end of the evening we find ourselves growing closer. The lobsters don't bite, usually.

11 comments:

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Great looking kit! Happy Summer!

Belle de Ville said...

Let's hope that you firmly establish the return of prep OC style!

Tabitha said...

Dark soles and lobster claws, as delightful as platter of fruits de mer. Watch out for the tap.

Lisa said...

Two claws up!

Main Line Sportsman said...

That rig works on both Coasts my friend...from Cricket Club to Yacht Club and everywhere in between in these hot Summer months.

gringo jack said...

Esteemed Admiral: I find your blog infinitely interesting. You are doing a fine, fine job. If I ever forgive my broker for losing my patrimony, it may be in great part due to your influence. A fat guy like me can't wear the lobster shorts, but I admire your panache, nonetheless.

K.S. Anthony said...

Bring on the stalkers: you've done it now, Cod.

Flo Ingram/INGRAM DESIGN said...

Dearest Trad/Cod,

Before I draw others in on a good faith intervention, please check one or any or all of the below regarding your Summer Bistro & Bar Repellant Kit:

[ ] I was kidding
[ ] I was not kidding
[ ] I am having trouble attracting paramours and don't know why
[ ] I have stopped taking my medicine
[ ] I am having a shorts and shirt set made from my madras curtain
[ ] It is impossible for me to understand why unlabeled clothes are attractive to others

Meanwhile, let us pray.

A.E.F. said...

Admiral, the lobsters may not bite but I'm as sure as hell that crocodile will...

jeune_premier said...

simple and classic...
no one needs too much for summer...!

Paul said...

Kit looks great! - classy guy...