A Fine Man Once Said:

"Part of the 10 million I spent on gambling, part of it on booze, and part of it on women. The rest I spent foolishly."

- George Raft

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Walking Tour Continues: Turnbull & Asser (Part Six)

Turnbull & Asser had a lovely window display installed for the holidays. Located at 57th street between Park and Madison Avenues, its always worth a trip just to meander around the shop and peruse the colorful dress shirts, ties, and silk knots.

I'm not aware of a winter sale at the moment - although it would certainly be hard-pressed to meet the high standard set by the summer sale in June, when bold stripe shirts from seasons past were selling for an astonishingly low $25 per shirt.

The smoking jacket in forest green is reminiscent of something Sir Winston Churchill might have lounged about in, or perhaps even held a cabinet meeting in. In this day and age, though, it takes a bold man to wear a dark green velvet jacket. 

Case in point: "Shy" and "R. Kelly" are generally two things that rarely go together - but when "The Pied Piper of Rhyme" recently appeared on stage to perform a duet on the X-Factor, the normally, ahem, extroverted Kelly chose a more conservatively-colored smoking jacket.  

Indeed, Mr. Kelly further distinguishes himself from his Hip-Hop/R&B brethren  by displaying some shirt cuff in the photo below. 

Why, it could have come straight from the T&A window display.

No doubt Sir Winston would have approved.

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