Chari over at Happy to Design had the best idea when she decided to start Sunday Favorites, giving us a chance to repost some of our favorite blogs. I’m using it as a chance to post some of my favorites from before I “knew” most of you. When you’re through here, be sure to head over to Happy to Design and check out some other posts you may have missed.
This week I am also doing a follow up to the original post.
Here’s the Original Post
LBeau doesn't do well with change, so I was surprised yesterday as he was leaving for work to see him wearing the leather jacket that he bought probably two years ago. In fact, I can recall seeing him wear that jacket on only one other occasion.
He has been known to order pants from L.L. Bean, Jos. A. Bank or Brooks Brothers and let them sit in the closet in the box for over a year before getting them hemmed. Keep in mind that the style is no different from the pants he has been wearing for the last 20 years or so. It's just that they're new, and that represents change.
The boys and I have also observed him wearing stuff around the house with the tag still on it. I guess he's just waiting for the right moment to go public.
So now that the leather jacket is in the rotation, maybe this summer he'll break in his new sandals from Johnston and Murphy. By then they'll be a year old.
Now for the Follow Up
The above was originally posted last November, and I can now report that the sandals have still not been taken out of the box in spite of the fact that we spent three whole days at the beach last week. In fact, he didn’t even take them with him.
On top of that, last week a package arrived from L. L. Bean, and LBeau comes out of the bedroom that night wearing these. See those zippers halfway down the legs? You can actually zip the legs right off and convert them to shorts. This is definitely not the style pants he’s been wearing for the last 20 years.
“What do you think?” he asked.
“More importantly, what do you think?” I replied. “Do you think you’ll ever wear them? Do you actually think you’ll put them on one morning and then suddenly decide you’d rather be wearing shorts?”
Fortunately he got the answer right this time, and these will be going back to L. L. Bean. It’s too late, however, to return the sandals.