Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sartorial Save

I am a person who likes to dress.  The typical business day, I am starched and pressed.  Primarily to raise my enjoyment level but also to also give people I meet the right impression. That I may be, for example, a 52 year old professional that knows what he is doing.  Funny how easy it is to fool people.

In any event, some of these days for this Epic have not been amenable to clothing preparation.  Other family issues have been intervening and have pushed my clothes down the priority list.  As a result, on a day like today, when I have ironed nothing and it shows, I go to my sartorial lifesaver rule.  I put on the most expensive blazer I have.  This gorgeous Brioni single breasted number is the one. Perfect fabric.  Buttoning and unbuttoning "surgeon's" cuffs.  A soft, buttery color.  Got it for a couple hundred on Ebay.  It fits me like it was tailored for my "physique".  

This way, when I wrinkle my way into a shop on an errand for my wife on the way home from work, they will at least look at me and think that I knew what I was doing at some point in the not too distant past.  And that I carried a reminder of that time along for the ride.


Suburban Princess said...

I feel the same way about my wallet. I figure even if I look like a homeless person with no makeup, a baseball cap and a sweatshirt, my wallet tells the true tale.

Hope everything is ok at your end!

Ben said...

I find that, when one's resources are spread thin, it is at specifically that moment in time when should up one's game. I think that's another way of saying what you suggest here.

On a purely practical note, a primer on shopping for suits on ebay would be appreciated. I just bought my third pair of what I call "dead guy shoes" on ebay. That is "shoes only used once". But I've never bought suits, which I imagine involve many variables.

M.Lane said...

SP, its true! The Irish Redhead often says that the one key accessory is what is important. It has been a mess around these parts lately!!

Ben, the key is to get someone you trust to make a set of your measurements. For me the ...um...waist...is the key one. Then look for top quality label clothes with those measurements [ask if they dont have them listed] and a return policy. Then there is no risk other than the shipping cost. Good luck! I think it is great fun buying on ebay.