Monday, July 1, 2013


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I’ve done a little casual reading lately in business management and Paris fashion. All three sources say much the same thing about clothing: it’s nuts to have too much.

Living light allows easy travel, compact storage, and innovative costume. None of the three writers has much patience with designer waiting lists, and all like to mix first-quality goods with ordinary labels.

The following advice has served me well for decades: dress for the weather, for who you are, and for what you will be doing. Choose clothing with travel in mind. Keep a tightly co-ordinated closet. I find a combination of high-tech outdoor wear (often several seasons ahead of ordinary retail), cashmere, fine wool, and linen most serviceable. I prefer scarves to jewelry.

Happy Trails. Seattle’s Northern European Clothing Chain is about to stage its summer festival of bargains.


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