Gentlemen, the brown, brook or rainbow

Esquire April 1935, “Brown, by the way, is a new colour for trout-fishing boots. The notion being that they are much less readily discernible to the fish. Other features of the outfit on the left are the tweed hat, stuck with flies, the odd jacket of deep lovat tweed, the grey flannel shirt and trousers and the crochet tie.

The other outfit is as British as the name Connaught, which designates the close-fitting tweed hat with semi-stiffened brim. The English waders come from your toes to high above your waistline – about like a pair of overalls with feet in them. You can’t wade rocky streams, of course, with no more foot-covering than this thin rubberised material, so wool socks go over the feet of the waders and over these go light-weight canvas wading shoes with thick hob-nailed leather soles.

The cashmere muffler obviates the need for the collar and tie when the checked tweed jacket is being worn. Under this, any old dark shirt.”

It may be me, but I can’t take my eyes off the curved pockets on the right and bellows pockets on the left. So many options.