Overland Cropped Blazer
On the Overland.
Between Adelaide and Melbourne.
She produces a leather case from under the seat. We’re discussing Calvino’s Invisible Cities (I haven’t read it; she has), so I anticipate a travel library.
Instead, she unpacks the case on the table between us and begins to mix a Vieux Carré. Rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth. Benedictine, dashes of Peychaud’s and Angostura. Brandied cherries for garnish. Enough
for two drinks.
It’s a marvelous concoction.
What kind of woman travels with her own bar case?
I wouldn’t dare to guess at all the nuances, but she
wears this jacket.
Later, I write some notes. “Try Peychaud’s at home. Stop into the bookstore on Maxwell. Talk to merchants about a cropped blazer for spring.”
I perfected my Vieux Carré within the month. Read Calvino over a weekend. The jacket took a little longer, but here we are.
Overland Cropped Blazer (No. 6437). Splendid cropped jacket in lustrous viscose (a rayon fiber made from natural sources) with a bit of stretchy stuff. Poly lining. Expressive wide lapels. Two flap pockets. Imported.
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