New suit

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Posted by w0ep on July 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm

[Yesterday: 3.5 miles]

We have a wedding to attend in early August and it fell to me to go buy a new suit.

I tried to figure out when I last bought a suit.  Back in the days I worked as a computer consultant, and then immediately after when I was a systems engineer for NCR, I wore suits every day.  I believe during that time I had three suits which I purchased from Reichardts in Des Moines.  (“I’m Bill Reichardt and I own the store.”)  Maybe it was only two suits.  I know that I still have the remains of two hanging in my closet.  I have not worn either in over 10 years.

Ok, so I left working at NCR in 1995. (’96, ’97, 2007, 2017)  That was twenty two years ago.

So I needed a new suit.  We drove over to Starkville and put ourselves in the hands of the premier local haberdashery and walked out with the promise of a new suit, a shirt and a tie, to be picked up in about 10 days after the minor alterations are made.

There was some trepidation on my part that maybe they would be forced to “let out” the middle in a substantial way.  But the waist of the pants pretty much fit as they were off of the rack.  I guess my middle matches my shoulders in the off-the-rack stylebook these days.  They are going to shorten the sleeves and the legs.

I have some acceptable shoes already.

Speaking of style, I couldn’t tell you the difference between the 22-years-ago suits and the new one.  The button seemed to be in about the same place.  The material of this new one is lighter, necessary for Mississippi weather.  So either I skipped a whole bunch of fashion trends or not much has happened.

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