Wednesday, July 29, 2009

[outfitting yourself] clothes can soothe the soul

If you're male and you're anything like me, you look around a bit for what you went for, e.g. a jacket, spot something and if it blends in with the rest of your clothes, you get it.

Occasionally though, you outfit yourself and that's what I did one mid-autumn, looking towards the winter. It was a combination of three things - I knew some friends had a new clothing shop, it was picturesquely halfway down a steep hill and they'd just brought in a new line of Sonneti gear.

I'd never gone for a particular make before and looking around the web just now for a pic, they seem to have gone downhill of late, judging by what is available online and yet that day I saw an outfit in various greys, blacks and off-whites I've never seen either before or since.

For a start, the chunky shoes were a solid base, the colours in the superthick shirt didn't so much match as blend into the thick jeans/trouser mix [lined inside], the cut was flattering and the stitching quite unusual. It all suited Britain perfectly and didn't need a jacket. The cap was lined too.

Do you remember an outfit you once bought which was the most stylish or comfortable you've ever had?

11 comments:

His Girl Friday said...

Flannel shirt, bluejeans with silk underneath... :D

dearieme said...

An "outfit"? Eh? They're clothes - their purpose is to keep the wind off and avert scandal.

UBERMOUTH said...

In my 20's I was a fashion princess who starved for the best Italian leather heels and handbags, silk blouses and Italian designer jeans.

I had the wardrobe women would die for.....far too much clothes...now I drool over kebabs.

His Girl Friday said...

Uber, I do like Italian leather! Bought some Ital. heels, and they've been the most comfortable ones I've ever owned.

James Higham said...

Dearieme - avert scandal, dear chap?

HGF and Uber - I don't wear my high heels any more - terrible on the Achilles they were.

His Girl Friday said...

but hopefully you haven't given up on the leather, James... ;)

James Higham said...

Leather is a great material for British conditions.

His Girl Friday said...

but I thought a fashion requirement was the ability to dodge raindrops...;)

UBERMOUTH said...

LOL I thought James said Italian was a great material for British condoms.

UBERMOUTH said...

HGF You can't beat Italian leather.

I have a Prada purse that is as soft as silk.

James Higham said...

Right on, N1.