Hadley, why buy canada goose jacket online cheap is it wrong to tuck my pyjama top into the bottoms? Douglas Clegg, Chislehurst
Tidiness is a beautiful quality in a man, to be sure. And certainly, it takes a special kind of lady who has been persuaded to accompany a gentleman back to his, only to be greeted with a living room can you machine wash canada goose jacket a-swill with old Chinese takeaway cartons, a duvet riddled with cigarette burns, a sink sporting a leaning tower of dishes so high it has been included in tour guides’ “Spots of Interest” sections and a toilet that has never encountered any manner of cleaning product, and yet still go through to seal the deal. So in that sense, a man’s concern with personal hygiene and appearance is well-considered.
However, even that hardy lady would surely find her determination crumbling should the gentleman step out of the bathroom with his pyjama top tucked in the bottoms. I’m sorry, Douglas, but in terms of passion best canada goose jacket for men killers, such a styling technique has got to be up there with the image of a black friday naked Boris Yeltsin kneeling on a coffee table. It just smacks of a man of a disproportionately conscientious nature – not conscientious in an “I make sure my woman is sat-is-fied” way, but more in an “I iron my pants. Twice” way. Which is not sexy. And for God’s sake, why bother with this tucking nonsense anyway? You are in bed, who cares if you are tidy? Just think what you could do with the extra five seconds you waste every night with the tucking – why, after one year you’ll have wasted 30 minutes. You could have watched a whole episode of Neighbours! best place to buy a canada goose jacket in toronto Do you iron your pyjamas? I bet you do, just after you finish your pants.
What is your view on the hood/baseball can i wash my canada goose jacket cap combo? Is this tautological approach to titfers a belt-and-braces insurance against the risk of suddenly becoming bare-headed, or is there some aesthetic factor of which I am sadly unaware? I think it looks bloody stupid.Ben McCrory, Manchester
“Tautological” – Mr McCrory, I salute you. Your usage of the word is downright Shakespearean in its accuracy in describing this most foolhardy of looks. A hood and a hat? I know that the tonsorial depletion suffered by most men leaves the scalp less protected than it once was, but as the biggest supporters of this look tend to be in the under-30 bracket I think this excuse holds little water. Less water than you could hold in a hood, I’d wager. But what you must appreciate, my eloquent correspondent, is that hoods are not there for the slightest smidgen of a practical reason. Oh sure, the little toughies who sport them might like to give the impression that they need them because they are so damn hard – it’s like modern urban armour, yah? But the truth is, they’re just an acceptable, less Sloaney form of scarves.
Men in general like to have things around their necks because it is the closest they can come to accessorising without tipping into mockable manbag territory. So they opt for the hood over can you wash a canada goose parka the Bridesheadian scarf but – what ho! – that means they can’t then pull it on their head without depriving their shoulders. Quel désastre! Et, voilà, le chapeau. Note the introduction of the can you pick the most expensive canada goose parka French lingo, boys, to give your style dilemma a bit of fashion edge. I’m always thinking about you, you know I am.
Why is fashion so rubbish at the moment? Smocks – ugh! Ugly utilitarian Maoist worker chic – boo! Sludgy grey stuff – buying a canada goose jacket online ick! I am too old for nu rave and metallics don’t quite fit in the working environment. Help! Orla McGarry, Belfast
My dear Orla, you have made the common error known as Taking Fashion Magazines Too Seriously. Yes, judging from what some of the fash mags out there are saying, this season is what is euphemistically described as “a bit tricky”. Let’s see, there’s futuristic, a trend beaten only by “safari” for its silliness and ugliness. Nu rave, which we can swiftly dismiss because we’re not Peaches Geldof. Utilitarian, which you describe with an eloquence that would make Diana Vreeland bow at your altar as “boo”.
There are several things going on here. First, we are in, to revert to the proper fashion speak, “a transitional time” between winter and summer, which canada goose coat 1000 bulbs retailers always find confusing, even though it does happen every year. Once we are over this hump, the sludgy grey stuff will dissipate. Next – berlin film festival ends canada goose jacket sponsorship amid and hold on tight, Orla, ’cause I’m gonna throw a shocker your way – not everything you read in fashion magazines is gospel. So, as you rightly point out, some of the trends this season are a bit rubbish, and high-street retailers know this. So they will end up doing what they usually do: make a few token nods to the designer trends to show that they are still “with it”, but then compensate by knocking out their usual nice summer dresses, decent tops and skirts and some fine tunic dresses, all of which can be worn to the office. And that, my friends, is how we do it round here.
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