January 28, 2006 Paris
That said, the Wild West and the West End shared a sleeping bag with surprising ease. The slightly Edwardian edge of cowboy tailoring sits well with English pinstripes and plaids. A shirt with Western detailing juiced up a suit in dark-gray flannel, and a pinstripe lining loaned some urban gravitas to a floor-sweeping duster.
The big city-big country combination yielded the occasional oddity (one tailored jacket featured a tapestry depiction of what looked like The Last Roundup). More often, though, the Western elementsa cowboy's belt buckle worn with striped pants, or the Indian beading on cotton shirtsshowed how a regular guy can add some vital idiosyncrasy to his wardrobe.