Quick plug and Christmas

My friend Damon Clewes has been selected to write some articles for Business Boom Bolton check it out it promises to be v interesting, I’m not just saying that because he’s my friend, I love his point of view and can’t wait to see what he brings regarding menswear!

Christmas, it looms before us, what are you up to for Xmas this year? I have to admit to not being a fan of the Christmas thing, my birthday is just before Xmas and it makes me slightly resentful to be honest. Now we have The Cub I shall, of course, be making a huge fuss over Christmas and hiding any ishooos I have with it. After all, it isn’t Christmas’ fault when I was born! This year mother-in-law (henceforth to be referred to as MIL) and her partner will be coming to us as sister-in-law (SIL) will be with her new husband and his children for the first time in ages. This year Christmas will be coming out of boxes and packets because I’m giving myself a break – it wasn’t my turn and it was dropped on me at the last minute! Next year we will spend Xmas, just the 3 of us and shall be eating anything we want! If The Cub gets his way it will probably be sausages and pasta. I look forward to next Xmas a lot 🙂

Thinking of Xmas made me think of fashion – nearly everything does! – and Christmas jumpers, why? We don’t buy these hideous things any other time of year. So I thought I’d go and look for a Christmas jumper I actually liked – well it gives you something to do when the insomnia strikes.

Ralph Lauren, yes I kid you not, Ralph Lauren did an Xmas jumper:

And fetching it is too, my fav bit is the snowflake slap bang in the middle under the v neck. Yum!

Ugly Christmas Sweater are running with the theme and elevating this item of clothing (I can’t actually bring myself to call it fashion!) to an art form. It’s sooooo ugly it’s cute!

I’m loving this one with the tumbling snowmen, it’s lack of taste knows no bounds!

The fact that people I LIKE such as Philip Lim produce things like this:

Have me doubting myself, maybe I’m just a grinch?

Then I found this guy online, Andrew Salomone who’s taking the Xmas sweater and doing something really creative.

This photo was taken from Creative Review which I can heartily recommend for all you creative types. Back to the sweater, if you’re anywhere near the KK Outlet 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB and fancy buying me an Xmas jumper I’ll take one of these! Oh dear, I think I’ve been converted to a Christmas jumper lover!

Those of you who really know me in real life know I’m a big old softy really. My favourite advert – even thought it still brings a tear to my eye! – is the John Lewis advert. I’ll forgive the terrible Smiths cover version because I love the advert so much, here it is in all it’s glory – if you cry don’t say I didn’t warn you!

If anybody knows what to buy and impossible man for Christmas who pretty much has everything he wants let me know in the comments.

If you’re on Blogger please follow me and I’ll rtf – consider it our Christmas gifts to each other!

Mwah mwah!

dxx

PS you may have noticed the background has changed – it’s a dress I’m planning on making for final collection, look at me going all girly!

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