The Weekend Getaway Trouser

This weekend we’re scheduled to visit Mrs. E.’s older brother and his family for a “sleepover.” Not that the children will get much in the way of sleep.

I, of course, am wondering about my kit. Whilst jeans and bare feet are the uniform of the day for weekends for the former Marine and his family, I’m never quite that comfortable in “Hair” mode. I’m sure you’re collectively shaking your heads “nooooo….”

Khakis are always a good choice, but my favourites are at the cleaners being starched into submission. Starch holds together some of the more errant threads at the cuffs.

My moleskins might be a choice, but they’re a sort of rust orange. Which makes them rather conspicuous two days in a row.

Grey flannels are incredibly comfortable, especially my double forward pleated, side tabbed numbers. I’m afraid that they might strike too formal a note.

Which brings me to my personal choice for all-around best performer for whatever the weekend getaway holds: corduroys. Specifically olive or hunter green corduroys.

(B² Country Club Corduroy in Hunter Green. Sadly only available in 44 Reg online)

With a close second being a rich brown.

(Polo’s Slim Fit Cord in “Mohican Brown” USD $60 on sale)

I’ve always liked to pair suede shoes with just about everything, but for some reason of texture, corduroys scream for cordovan or polished calf. Which is why you see them modeled that way in the photos above. Well, that and American men have just accepted the brown shoe, suede still might be a bit frightening for some.

As long as I’ve got the trousers and shoes covered, I may as well toss a sweater and sport coat into the bag, just in case.

(Saks’ Brioni Polo Collar in Wool … USD$495. I won’t be wearing this one as nicely cut as it is …)

Scarf? Hat?

(Hermès knit scarf… mine’s Banana Republic)

A cap, I think.

You know, some variation on this…

Or possibly this…

Happy weekend.  What are your sartorial plans?

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