Black Watch (Muted) Kilt

Just heard from Alexis Malcolm that my new kilt — in Muted Black Watch (Campbell) tartan — is in the post. I should receive it on Monday or Tuesday! Even though an Ancient Campbell kilt was first in order, Alexis says that Hurricane Sandy has delayed shipments of cloth from Scotland.

New Passport Photos and a New Me

I just had new passport photos taken: a necessity as my appearance has changed so much over the last year and a half. My face is much less “round”; my chin is much better defined. I’m now 5′ 10″, 157 pounds. My other measurements are 32″ waist, 30″ inseam, 38″ chest (38R jacket with sleeves usually […]

Black Watch Tartan (Muted)

I have commissioned a new kilt from Alexis Malcolm.  The tartan will be a muted Black Watch, which is similar to the many weathered or muted versions of the Campbell tartan available from the Scottish mills.  These “weathered” colours are designed to imitate the fading which would be seen in cloth coloured with natural dyes […]

Seersucker Swooning

The UPS man just delivered one of two seersucker suits I had recently ordered from Jos. A. Bank.  Incidentally, the word seersucker appears to come from two Persian words meaning “milk and sugar.”  The two-button jacket is 38 Regular; the sleeves are the perfect length.  The pleated trousers seem to be 32″ around the waist […]