Olive and Rust backpack.
I made this bag six years ago (geez, time flies) under my Zugster Bags alter ego. The color balance on the last photo of the linings I just bought is off, but the olive and rust almost perfectly match the olive and rust in this bag. And the sport coat I’m re-lining is a bit darker, but similar in color to the sandy main color of the backpack.
I think it’s safe to say I really like these colors.
More autumnal colors. I like earth tones.
The jacket was an experiment on deep discount from Yoox. An oatmeal windowpane flannel, with a bunch of different colors in it, it goes with nearly everything in my closet, and is a nice complement to my navy windowpane jacket from Beckett & Robb. It’s not nearly as nice as that jacket, but then, it didn’t cost nearly as much, either.
Strangely, either this brand (Tombolini), or this particular model run large. I normally have to size up from my usual 52 to a 54 for Italian sport coats. For this one I had to size down, to a 50. I had the same experience with a suit from Lardini that I sent back. Weird. I don’t think I’m shrinking.
REI continues to have my favorite cut of flat cap - it fits my huge head without bulging out the sides and making it look even wider.
Before and after. Five minutes with the horsehide brush.