Boynton still has not fully checked whether she has in fact... lost...her tartan tam o shanter, (as referred to here where you may see the article modelled by douglas.) She suspects it is gone for good, but will forestall meeting the awful truth for a while longer. It probably went the way of the matching scarf that flew away one day on a walk (and she didn't even notice). However a lucky find at the local means that she has found an adequate replacement. A smaller tam, all wool, but no pom-pom. It means swapping tartans, which is probably not done. It is probably bad form to casually swap from Lindsay to Royal Stewart. Boynton has no Scottish blood. Just Irish, Welsh and lots of Somerset. She'd better study her guess the tartan game.
Comments: tartan check
Bad form or not, it's a definite improvement ;)
Still, if it is bad form, the best thing to do is go the whole hog and team it with an Oxford rowing scarf or something similar.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at June 25, 2003 06:33 PM
it is certainly an improvement on a black balaclava worn backwards.
And should I run with scarf, won't I be committing another sartorial/cultural transgression if I opt for the wrong educational and/or sporting clan?
Posted by boynton at June 25, 2003 07:06 PM
Oh dear, this is getting comnplicated. I think you're OK to run with the rowing scarf, as long as it's beside a river with a coxless four in the water and you're carrying a megaphone. Or does that only apply to riding a bicycle?
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at June 25, 2003 07:21 PM
That's fine then. Oddly enough that is often the exact scenario when I go out walking.
Posted by boynton at June 25, 2003 07:35 PM
Glad we got that sorted out.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at June 25, 2003 07:41 PM