A Time-Sensitive Question
But. It was MY jacket. It was, as I said, a good jacket. Every spring I washed it and put it away, and every fall I took it back out. And now it is nowhere to be found. Probably I left it in the closet of one of the numerous libraries where I work, and then forgot about it.
So. If I don't find it soon, I need to buy a new jacket.
This isn't really, in itself, a problem. We are not rolling in cash but we have enough for me to buy a jacket. I bought this jacket in 1995, and it's had a good run. Really it is okay to get another jacket.
The problem is that what I really want is the EXACT SAME jacket, only in black. But,
a) I'm not sure where to get the exact same jacket, other than in Fred Meyer's in 1995,
b) RW already has a very similar black jacket, and we already have very similar hoodies and very similar jeans and interchangeable socks and identical (except for the size) shoes, and I just do not want to have another important-frequently-worn item of clothing that is so similar to hers, for emotional as well as practical reasons--it would be a pain to get to work and find I'd taken her jacket instead of mine, especially given my propensity for leaving my cell phone in my jacket pocket. Plus, most of my winter clothes are black, which means that I can never find the item I want in a pile, which is where my clothes are frequently to be found.
SO, I ask you, gentle readers:
--What is a good color for a jacket, these days?
--Is there a particular kind you recommend?
--If so, where can I find it?
I thank you in advance for your timely suggestions. Last year it snowed in the first week of December.