Monday, April 19, 2010

Country Life....Page 119


"Dress in the country varies considerably in many matters from that worn in Town.  A boy's first 'country suit' after he leaves school is a great event to him.  At Eton and Harrow the style of dress might almost be called a uniform, and the first suit of tweeds mark the emancipation from school-life.  When in the country he dons these the first thing in the morning, unless he should be on hunting  or bycycling thoughts intent, or should incline towards tennis, boating, or the slow delights of angling....

...Invitations to breakfast in the country are by no means unusual.  The dress would consist of that ordinarly worn in the mornings, whether tweed suit, knickerbockers, hunting, or riding gear, or the black morning-coat or suit."

~Exerpt from Manners for Men
by Mrs. Humphry, the "Madge" of "Truth"


Portraits by Lord Lagerfeld

5 comments:

ezra said...

oh to live a country life...

Hannah Stoneham said...

this sounds like a useful publication!

Daniel-Halifax said...

I dare say, the ONLY life...

Tavarua said...

Daniel-Halifax,

Buy the book by Frances Osborne - The Bolter - It is about Lady Idina Sackvilles Life.

All the best,
Tavarua

Daniel-Halifax said...

Will do! Thank you!