My sister and I had a circuitous conversation the other day when she asked me if I knew what those "preppy green jackets" are called, using "Kate from the gallery" as an example of someone who she had seen wearing one a couple of years ago. Finally, I realized the item in question was a Barbour coat, and this one, "a British country classic," is indeed lovely in almost precisely the evergreen way that my favorite line from Proust's Swann in Love always makes me smile: "Each kiss summons another." I suppose the same could be said for barn jackets.
[Barbour Active Classic Bedale Jacket, $345 at Orvis.com]
Windowlicker - from the French for window shopping: faire du lèche-vitrine - appears on Tuesday and Thursdays at 10am EST-ish.