I should have mentioned earlier (never too late, I guess) that my boss, who is the exact same age I am, grew up in Northern Rhodesia. He has actually driven across Africa. He isn't all that romantic about it but he still goes back every year or so. His mother still lives in, I think, J-burg, as he calls it. He graduated university at Durban and has a photo of the town on his wall with the dragon's teeth in the background along with a pre-war National Geographic map of the continent. Most of the names as well as those in the Middle East have changed since then. Regarding the Mallory Expedition, was the original poster thinking of Norfolk jackets? As I recall, they do appear in some photos of the expedition at their base camp. At least one person was wearing a British Warm. But once they set off in their attempt to make the summit, the climbers, at least, wore special clothing. Personally, I'd like to have a Norfolk jacket, though I confess as to never having made an exhausting search for one but I tire easily these days. As it is, though, I rarely wear any form of dress jacket or suit anymore. My boss and I alone still wear neckties out of all the people who work here. I also recall that Jackie Gleason wore a Norfolk jacket in the sketches he did on his show of the "Poor Soul," if I'm remembering the character correctly, and that sort of throws a monkey wrench into the idea. Did I ever show you my monkey wrench?