• Last Tuesday, we both lost our beloved former neighbour Evelina who we had been visting on and off in hospital for close to 2 months. Today is her funeral, so here is my funeral attire. Vintage meets vintage-inspired; late 1950s/early 1960s.

    Black leather, 1960s, Waldybag handbag

    RESERVED FOR REBECCAH 1960s Waldybag Handbag– 5 Compartment Accordion - Zippered Pocket with Red Interior – Gold Piping - Lid Snaps to Close

    Black wrist length vintage gloves - not shown

    1960s, Mod, double-breasted, wool, vintage coat by The Halle Bros Co -

    Stop Staring! "Almira" 1950s/early 1960s-inspired dress

    Stella McCartney for Target (2010) black hat

    Black, round vintage clip on earrings - not shown

    Vintage, black, Bruno Magli shoes - not shown

    Sheer, control top stockings

    Evelina was a wonderful Italian elderly lady who knew how to design and make clothes - without a pattern and before arthritis kicked in and her late husband Mario became ill with dementia. In the brief time we were neighbours - over 6 years, before we moved house - she always enjoyed seeing my latest purchases, incluiding the earrings I am wearing today. There were the offerings of advice on what alterations I should have done to a garment, whenever necessary be it over a cuppa, lemonade or the occasional small brandy she'd offer me with a few Tim Tam biscuits or chocolates on the side. RIP my dearest friend and [former] neighbour... Michael and I will certainly miss - but never forget - you.

  • I think this was probably the last time I will get away with wearing a polo this year. Worn with White 501`s and Loake Sahara Dessies ;-)

    • Nice look Alan, I promised myself when I was a teenager that when I became an older man I would dare to wear pink (but we'll call it "salmon", shall we?) So I commend you sir, for your stylish, reckless abandon!

    • Welcome back, stranger! Where have you been hiding?

    • I like these Loake Sahara, Alan! Maybe something for next Spring! ;-)
    • Comfortable and well made, as you would expect from Loake, Kai ;-)

    • Loake is the way good go for Desert boots. I have a pair of the dark brown ones, lovely fit.
    • Hard to break away from a live long Clarks habit, though...
  • Basic in Bovver Boots. Autumn approaching, and you know I love it! :-)

    • Like it Kai, nice shape those Docs too ;-)

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