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Britwear from Club Monaco

Club Monaco has jumped on the British bandwagon, with their men’s outerwear fall line.

Take, for instance, the military snorkel jacket (seen here in the photo). It features black watch tartan, quilted lining, corduroy detailing and is made with waxed British millerain cotton. Perfect for a walk in the Scottish highlands!

Other items include hacking vests, wool peacoats and an impressive range of Barbour brand coats. Tally ho!

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Scottish fashion is coming

F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal

My husband subscribes to the Wall Street Journal on Saturdays, which is their weekend edition, and I must say, it is a very good read – not so much for the financial news, but for fun, whimsical, eye-catching and well-written stories on food, wine, travel, fashion, culture and lifestyle.

It’s the kind of reading that pairs best with a hot cup of coffee, freshly made pancakes and a morning at home with nothing pressing to do. It might be the closest thing to a good British weekend newspaper in America. I should add the Financial Times in the U.S. comes at a close second – not sure what the correlation is between financial newspapers and a good lifestyle section, but there clearly is a correlation. I also like that the financial newspapers doesn’t come preloaded with all the normal weekend tat that’s weighing down other American newspapers – coupons, sales flyers, Parade Magazine, need I say more?.

But I digress. I was a little behind on my WSJ reading and just went through the Aug. 27 paper (don’t judge…). The front page of Off Duty was this: “The Scottish are Coming.” If you never thought that the kilt would make its way to our shores, well, read on … I’m loving the tweed and tartan, the wool and the Fair Isle. They form the foundation of my idea of the perfect fall wardrobe.