I try to maintain a selection of 5 or so shirts
to wear during the working week. However, as a result of building works being carried out at No. 73 (no, not the 80's
TV show but my new home in Totterdown) I found myself without a washing machine and vis-a-vis the ability to launder my shirts
conveniently, and upon demand.
Whilst it took me some time to be convinced of these light weight shirting cloths
they really came into their own in this time of need. With hand-washing the only option - which is a much wetter affair
than machine washing which offers a spin cycle - I wondered if my shirt
would be wearable come the morning. However, given the lightweight nature of these summer plains
, they were dry in no time - without the need to hang them near a radiator, which I find renders shirts
as stiff as cardboard.
The only other alternative was
to break-out one of my w'end suits
which are both blue suits
, but which are both 2pc
, and I only ever wear 3pc
during the week; my OCD was
beginning to spike at this point, but I was
also running out of options.
Though the notion of wearing one of my occasional weekend suits
Mon - Fri is an uncomfortable one to say the least, I feel my wardrobe
has been liberated in giving my db the chance to shine in front of a wider audience. I also have an increasing number of eccentric and adventurous customers
who swear by a db, and I too have begun to feel rather comfortable
in this Edwardian cut number.
The maiden voyage also happened to be the the day that I was
to meet with Peter Robinson, Publisher of Lansdown Place magazine to fit
him for a suit
- about which he will be writing of his experience ahead of my taking over the publications style
column in the spring - and so, no sooner had I ventured out, but the moment was
immortalised with the click of a photographers camera lens!
I hope you like the new style
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