Last Chance Dept.
Rare quiet night at Robbie’s on Leith, where the Edinburgh locals (and sometimes their dogs) gather to shout at Hibs matches on TV.
An Englishman and an Irishman are arguing over who can imbibe the most from a bottle of Lagavulin.
“I’ll take that bet.”
They both turn to look at me.
“It’ll cost you,” says the Irishman archly. He pauses. “Fifty euro to buy in. Plus you pay the tab.”
Their delight at besting a gullible American is nearly palpable.
A bottle and a half later my Kentucky heritage has alighted and the Englishman, grumbling, hands me a wad of folded-up pound notes.
The Irishman empties his pockets on the table. A €2 coin, a used match and a ball of lint fall out.
“Have to pay you back tomorrow, mate.” He slaps my back, suddenly congenial.
I leave with his blazer.
Washed Down Irish Blazer (No. 4255). 100% cotton herringbone. Stone and enzyme washed for that worn-in feel. Half-lined in Bemberg taffeta. Three polished faux horn buttons down center front; four on each cuff. Angled welt pocket at chest; lower patch pockets. Lightly padded shoulders.
Men’s even sizes: 36R through 48R.
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