Thursday, March 5, 2009

Minor Leagues

So, Prince Chuck beat out Barrie O. for “Best Dressed”? Anybody see anything wrong with this whole exercise? Like maybe nary a mention of yours truly?

Check out these threads I have on today: a custom-tailored bluish-gray, double-breasted suit with thin, light-blue pinstripes; dark blue socks (finely-woven wool); white shirt and striking blue-and-silver necktie (silk, of course); classic black wingtips; white cotton handkerchief in my breast pocket (folded in the “casual-but-smart” style); dove-gray fedora with a black hatband (2 ½ inch brim). Think Frank Costello from about 1946.

“Best dressed”, indeed! I mean, just check out that photo of Prince Charles. Look at that shirt, the color, the design. It looks like the navy jack on a Nicaraguan gunboat. And that tie! Fit for strangling a traitor to the Black Hand, perhaps, or dabbing the cock-a-leekie soup off your chin after a hurried meal at some rustic Scottish inn, but to wear as a princely accoutrement?

10 comments:

missred said...

don't worry, paco. your class will eventually become known world wide. you just haven't been discovered yet ;)
(that word thingy) skiedni
someone doesn't know how to spell skein dhu

richard mcenroe said...

paco, your mistake is obvious.

It's the ears,man. Look at the ears...

Paco said...

Richard: You know, if you stare at them long enough, they seem to be...wiggling.

Miss Red: Thankee, kindly! By the way, as a Scottish lass yourself, have you ever tried cock-a-leekie soup? It sounds like it might not be too bad.

JeffS said...

Paco, you should aspire to be declared as the world's best dressed man. And it sounds like you should be!

But are you sure you want to beat out His Royal Hineyness, Prince Chuckles The Moonbat?

Just sayin', is all......

Paco said...

Jeff: Well, I'd like the award, but I would prefer tougher competition than Chuckles, now that you mention it.

Minicapt said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/4943770/Taking-up-gardening-in-middle-age-can-extend-life-by-two-years-research-finds.html

... AND CALM DOWN!
Besides, Barry placed fourth.

Cheers

mojo said...

And nobody wears spats anymore. Trust me.

SB: conabbe
swindling father

SwampWoman said...

Well, since it was pajama day at school yesterday, I wore warm fuzzy PJs. I wouldn't want the kids to have all the fun!

/There are some advantages to working at an elementary school after all. Besides getting all the diseases that come along so I can pass them along to my friends, that is.

missred said...

sir paco, cock a leekie soup is delicious (but then i like anything with leeks). if you would like a good recipe let me know

Paco said...

Miss Red: By all means, send me a recipe!