Saturday, July 2, 2011
The Moor Of Venice
On different occasions, I had visited a number of thrift stores looking for a tweed jacket, knickerbokers, a swanky shirt, knee-high argyll socks and a tweed cap. Upon reflection, I realized that I would look more like a 1920's golfer than an English cyclist (or my idea of an English cyclist).
In one fell swoop I rummaged through the clothing racks at G'Will and found a jacket to fit, a collarless shirt and golden coloured corduroy pants. I already had snagged a tweed vest and with a bit of alteration, it would fit. Finding a cap was another challenge and after scouring the Antique Mall to no avail, I found one in the men's section of a downtown department store. I thought wearing it made me look old.
In fact, in choosing this particular outfit, I realized I was styling myself more after the character "Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick" a part that James Cogburn played in "The Great Escape" than a proper English cyclist.