Evergreen Ivy

Pitch-Perfect Outfit

The pictures you see here were to advertise a Grenfell raincoat exclusive to John Simons. I think it's from a couple of years back, but serves as an illustration of a complete outfit in every sense of the word. What an absolutely top-hole and timeless combination.

Ageless and evergreen
We have the raglan-sleeved raincoat in a tonic fabric, with what looks like wine-coloured Florsheim Imperial Kenmoor shoes (with triple leather sole), slightly lifted navy trousers with turnups, nice 3/2 roll tweed jacket, knitted red silk tie and blue Oxford button-down shirt. We can't quite see the belt, but we can gauge its appropriateness. Can anyone find fault? I know I can't. Okay, perhaps, if pushed, we'd want some Ripley glasses, but this is a disciplined and pitch-perfect outfit, gentlemen. Where could you not go dressed like this?

Even the chap's haircut is perfect for the outfit. Perhaps he's well-known to London's Ivy Legion? Step forward, sir, for a well-earned round of applause.

Forced to live in a photo for all eternity
If you can forgive this encomium, even the background in the top picture is perfect too: the Georgian townhouses, the tiled entrances, the cast iron railings, the lead box planters. If you were forced to live in a photo for all eternity, this would make a reasonable choice.
Ivy Replicants
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