To show me his new metallic copper Lanvin oxfords, and the jacket he transformed by changing the buttons and cutting off the sleeves. Clever guy. And the excitement about the shoes brought me back to my youth...as vague a recollection as it is.
Meanwhile, at some point today he lost his wallet and I was telling him about how I was pickpocketed once when I first moved here (70's). Does that stuff still happen?