Pictured is Andrew Bridier of Castaway Clothing, snapped at the menswear trade shows earlier this week here in New York. He’s wearing and holding two tartan jackets made for Castaway by the Hardwick factory in Tennessee.
The words “castaway” and “jacket” set one to speculating.
So if you were a castaway on a desert island, what jacket would you want to wear for the rest of your life? Navy blazer? Herringbone sportcoat? A tartan like this might lift your spirits in your dire situation. Kind of a go-to-hell thing, which is probably where you’d feel like you were, even if the island was paradise. I leave it to you whether or not you have a companion in this scenario to note how nice you look with your beard and suntan. — CC