The Hunting of the Snark - part 2

"‘But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!’"
The Hunting of the Snark - Lewis Carroll

Before I delve deeper into the conclusion of my own, personal, Snark hunt allow me to add the snippet of information that I usually steer well clear of whites and off-whites (be they of the winter or summer variety). Not that I dislike them in theory...I just rest safe in the knowledge that I am a klutz, a buffoon, a stain magnet par excellence who will mar their pristine beauty in the space of about 5 minutes.

Which is why basic number two was such a shocker (and not purely from a pricing perspective)...for it is white...crisp white...pure white...”Don’t ask me if I want to eat or drink anything more exciting than a glass of stain-free water while I am wearing this” white. A blend of silk and linen that must make dry cleaners rub their hands with glee just thinking about it.


At this point...when you are surely about to ask why in hell I made such an insane purchase...let me add that, in addition to all this white-ness, it is simply...achingly...beautiful. Beautiful in the graphic way that Diana Rigg's were when she played Emma Peel in the 1960's show, The Avengers. Beautiful in the way that only a jacket which is structured yet casual can be (down to the perfectly rolled collar and wind-breaker-esque zipper and tie). Beautiful in the way that almost anything trimmed with navy lambskin would be.


And...despite my earlier comments...and with the certain knowledge that I am going to do something idiotic (sooner rather than later)...once the threat of snow finally disappears...I plan on wearing this jacket. Everywhere.



Post a Comment 5 comments:

  • Carlene said...
    8:16 AM
    It really is beautiful. May your beautiful jacket never cross the threshold of an Italian restaurant.
  • Jennifer said...
    8:34 AM
    Totally Peel-ish! I wish you and your jacket a life of stain-free joy together.
  • Hebden said...
    9:59 PM
    Thanks ladies.

    Carlene - upon sober contemplation, perhaps "everywhere" should be amended to "everywhere except Italian restaurants..."
  • The Tote Trove said...
    11:08 PM
    I applaud your bravery! I too shy away from white and understand the risk.
  • sight said...
    5:12 PM
    Wow, your right, that jacket is worth eating nothing but bread and drinking nothing but water, beautiful!

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