I recently posted about possibly doing some clothes shopping and I have had two opportunities to do just that. One in London and also some time in Oxford. These are my conclusions:
- Women’s and kid’s clothes must be using so much of the world supply of colour that there is none left for menswear.
- The British are perverse. This is a grey, dark, wet and miserable little island. So what do Brits decide when choosing their winter wardrobe? They wear black, grey or muted colours because, apparently, this country needs to look EVEN MORE DRAB in winter.
- Every menswear shop seems to employ the same window-dressers, producing exactly the same winter window displays for all their clients. This consists dressing mannequins in lots of seemingly identical black or grey wool coats, pullovers etc.
I was so underwhelmed.
In the immortal words of Vamp Willow from Buffy: