LC English Walking Blazer
-Jane Austen, Emma, 1815
Highland countryside in spring, past the ruins of Idrigill and through the valley of Glac Ghealaridh.
I’m waiting for Daphne, and a “proper” English picnic.
“Dress smart,” she says, “and bring enough Pimms for two. Some scones and clotted cream would be lovely, too. And maybe some jam?”
Seven hard miles later, I wait, contemplating polishing off our alfresco refreshments on my own, when she finally comes across the knoll-a vision in her crisp pin-striped blazer, delicate little bow tied pertly in the back.
Turns out the Victorians were on to something.
English Walking Blazer (No. 4199). Three-button, single-breasted blazer. V-notch collar with bound buttonhole on left lapel. Brown marbled buttons. Shaping waist ties. Shoulder pads. Kick pleat and bow in back.