Polo(coats) Anyone?


(The cartoon by Pam Murphy was given to me as a Christmas gift a few years ago.)

Lest you think, as some of my friends have, that I sleep in a suit (thanks Pam!), I thought I’d set the record straight.

I’ve written before about my love of the camelhair polo coat. I find it to be very stylish and as comfortable to wear as a bathrobe. Which is why it makes the perfect topcoat for a blustery and cold day of running errands after cleaning house.

I first saw this look on a kid I taught to fence in college. He had to be the best dressed 19 year old on campus that day. Or at The Food Lion, anyway.

Black cashmere turtleneck sweater. Levi’s bluejeans. Johnston & Murphy brown suede chukka boot. Brown leather gloves with cadet fingers. Jawbone Blutooth device which I forgot to take off for the photo (I was walking out the door.) Silly communications thing aside, this combination works equally well on women as a casual, comfortable and not completely undone look.

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