On a rainy Sunday - one of those grey-not-so-cold-but-moisty-with-slight-rain Sundays - I would dress in a country suit and a Fedora and go for a long walk in the country side. On such a Sunday I might not wear a tie, but a cravat instead.
|The Fedora and the country suit are perfect for a rainy Sunday. Here I am wearing a Tattersall check shirt and a navy Paisley cravat.|
|A nice cuppa by the fireplace|
|The Prince of Wales in Fair Isle knit.|
|My lambswool "Fair Isle" knit from Darcy Clothing|
|My navy Paisley silk cravat from Swagger& Swoon. the colours and pattern are very versatile for use with various shirts, odd jackets and suits on informal occasions.|
*Regarding the damp suit jacket please consider the advice from Mrs. Beeton's excellent 1861 book on household management:
"Before he (i.e. the valet) hangs damp clothing by the fire, he rubs the cloth with a sponge until the smoothness of the nap is restored. If the clothes are allowed to dry before brushing, then later brushing might not remove the roughness."