The male version of the 1.7 pound T Magazine came today. I am happy to report that it weighed in at just under a pound!
I actually found this version of T more interesting than the woman’s version. Not sure why, actually. Part of it may be that were some layouts that featured men with grey hair compared to none in the woman’s version.
Although it makes me realize that this difference actually reflects the fat that even after so many, many, many (and I’d like to add even more “manys”, we STILL haven’t put to rest the cliché that men with grey hair are distinguished, while women with grey hair are old. Goodness, folks. Enough already!
That said, I found the men’s fashions interesting. Because men’s clothes are so much plainer than women’s, the “little” things count a lot. For instance, look at this suit. Notice the slight “rise” where the sleeves meet the shoulder? And that is a proper waistcoat (British for vest).
And I noticed some interesting things in the second photo. First, unlike most double-breasted suits, there is only one set of buttons. Second, is that my imagination, or are those trousers actually flared at the bottom?
Maybe this will be the trend, veering away from the skinny “stove-pipe” trousers of recent years. Not very flattering to “men of a certain age”, I might add.
And boy, do I love the pocket handkerchief in that first photo.
And for those who are tenterhooks wondering what is going on with our purchase of a French fractional, we are in the final stages of buying Chez Mirabel. We are VERY excited — the scary part of “scary wonderful” is gone. We love the house, we love the village of Mirabel aux Baronnies, which we actually drove through this summer, not knowing, of course, that we might actually live there someday. And we feel very sympathique with our partners — the eight other couples who are part of the group.
We are off to Los Angeles next week to spend time with my daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren. I will do a post, but fair warning, it might be nothing but photos of those adorable cuties, Ava and Rowan.