Today's selection from my seemingly inexhaustible Downton photo file gives the tailored section of the exhibit, featuring Mary's lovely linen suit (with Matthew's cricket outfit in the background), and a selection of hunting tweeds. I wish they had included Mary's suit, shown in the background photo -- I really loved the jacket -- but Rosalind's suit is quite nice as well.
Lord Grantham's up boots and coat are wonderful, and Matthew's outfit, if you can get past the knee pants, is quite good. I love the belt, the buttoned pockets and all the other details of the jacket.
I remembered the hunting scene quite well -- Richard and Mary and Matthew, oh my, and I did have a pretty clear memory of the clothes, but again, it was nice to see them in person and catch all the details and structure that I knew were there but that can't show up on a moving target on a small screen.
And as far as the hunting clothes go, anyone who knows me knows as well that I'm a total sucker for tweed. So they could have had everyone's costumes there and I would have probably taken multiple pictures of each.
Next up: beads and embroidery and excess. I promise.
|Bonus: men's traveling trunk belonging to|
a member of the DuPont family, Downton period