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Clothes horse
I do not need a khaki silk hoodie jacket. I do not need scarlet silk skirts, gold-coloured Chinese-style silk shirts, or big purple velvet dresses from Monsoon. I do not need a tight-fitting DKNY t-shirt, no matter how gay it looks; and I do not need a big crochet jumper in all the colours of the rainbow. I would never have an occasion on which to wear a electric-blue linen embroidered suit, much less a bizarre black leather party frock with huge leather roses sewn to the front; and while I could probably find occasions on which to wear a skinny-fit Warehouse top with Damien-Hirst-style dots on it, I still don't need any more bloody skinny-fit tops.

I have, however, been looking for a pair of PVC lace-up-the-sides trousers in my size and shape for a very long time. So I bought 'em. :)
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rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 13th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I have, however, been looking for a pair of PVC lace-up-the-sides trousers in my size and shape for a very long time. So I bought 'em. :)

giiiiif !
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Um, maybe, if I remember, but, y'know, it'd just be me in goth trousers. It's not that exciting.
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rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: October 13th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
As to whether we ever need clothes, well, after we're warm enough, and our genitals aren't exposed to the populace, do we need anything more than an old hop sack? I think we do.

Yes, but only for the pockets. Environmental protection and pockets are the only reasons why I see clothes on me as a positive thing. Clothes on other people I can connect to differently, but only if I'm also aesthetically interested in the other person.

[ "Pockets ? Arthur ? Arthur ! Pockets!" ]
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
No, really -- you haven't seen the state of my room. I have two wardrobes which are stuffed to bursting; four chests of drawers which are bending, breaking, and spilling clothes out all over the place; two plastic storage crates full of clothes; two bags of socks and tights that don't fit in any of the drawers; clothes hanging on the back of my door, clothes hanging on the outside of my wardrobe, clothes in a pile in front of the wardrobe, and six bags full of washing under the desk. Then there's the spare room which is full of my clothes, there are coats of mine in sion_a's room, in the library and in the living room, and half a ton of what would be 'ironing piles' if I ever ironed anything is still residing in the kitchen.

I do not need any more clothes.
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j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
has it got worse?

Well, yeah. Duh. It's several months since you've seen it, and I keep buying more clothes!
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: October 13th, 2004 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seconded!

(And, while I'm thinking about it ... mmmmm, skinny-fit tops)
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: October 13th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I have never needed a big purple velvet dress from Monsoon. However, I've always wanted one, and now I fear I will be drawn in there to look.

At least (or possibly even worse) this year I might actually stand a chance of fitting in one.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2004 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
now I fear I will be drawn in there to look

Probably no point -- the one I saw wasn't in Monsoon, it was on the second-hand clothes stall on Cambridge market!

I can't buy anything with a top half from Monsoon -- never fits my chest/back. God knows why because I'm not that big. Their skirts sometimes fit me though I have to go a size up from where I normally am. Sigh.
k425 From: k425 Date: October 14th, 2004 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not just you.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 13th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Monsoon Season

On an unrelated topic, do you reckon Monsoon will ever open the long-promised 'Monsoon For Men' on Long Acre? Not that any of it'll fit me, either.

...Rambled Hairyears, who's never been to Robertsbridge, but passed through it on a trip to Herstmonceaux.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: October 13th, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Monsoon Season

It wasn't open on Monday, but the hoardings promise merely 'October'. I've been boggling at the concept for weeks. I just hope it isn't a washout.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 13th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Monsoon Season

They were promising 'September'. And 'Opening Summer 2004', before that.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: October 25th, 2004 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Monsoon Season

It opened on Thursday 4 REAL. It's very pastel. At last I can buy accessories in tiny bags with paper-tie handles.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 25th, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Monsoon Season

Went in on Saturday. Yes its very pastel, very suburban... Rather dull, really.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 13th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Adjust your mind: it's more fun to think: 'unlace-down-the-sides' trousers. Threre'd be no shortage of volunteers.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 14th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Hah -- they don't really unlace, though. I mean, they do, but not down to the skin -- there's a panel of fabric underneath/behind the two 'lace-up' edges. It's just for the look of the thing really.
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