Woolrich John Rich & Bros. just unveiled their fall/winter ’11 lookbook, and it makes for a pretty good clinic in layering now that we’re caught in the chancy limbo between winter and spring.
This gentleman, for example, manages to be thoroughly prepared for mid-March without wearing anything we’d describe as outerwear. The power of a pair of thick wool pants is also not to be underestimated, but the main trick is a scarf long enough for a scarf knot of almost Peskowitzian intricacy. (That means five feet at least.)
If the sun happens to come out in time for his lunch break, he can stash it in his briefcase and hit the streets unburdened. If not, he can button up that jacket and stand up to the last gusts of winter just fine.