Last week I decided to go shopping for some new jeans and made my way into the town centre. I know myself well enough now to know that one of two things will happen – I’ll either find exactly what I want within 10 minutes or I’ll be looking for hours and find nothing.
In a large department store in the centre which has some brilliant concessions in the men’s department ( Rocha John Rocha , Red Herring , Duffer St George , Jeff Banks , Mantaray ) I went downstairs to find some jeans only to be stopped in my tracks by the most amazing mid length coat which is a must-have for a modern gent’s wardrobe.
Designed with a lustrous herringbone lining, it is crafted from a premium wool blend for a soft and luxurious feel. Finished in a navy shade it fastens with poppers and a zip. Jasper Conran had struck again. I am already the proud owner of a beautifully cut navy suit by good old JC and this coat was not something I was looking for but boy when I saw it, it was a must have it now moment. The coat will be perfect for walks along the beach or in the country on a chilly winter afternoon.Not cheap but with a 40% discount it had to be. From here on it got even better. I’ll go and have a look at the shoes I thought. Not looking for shoes but I hadn’t reckoned on the persuasive powers of Jasper Conran and his amazing outfits.
In the shoe department I found a stunning pair of chocolate brown men’s suede Chelsea boots. They were on display in my size , it was a sign.A perfect retro-looking smart casual addition to my wardrobe. They will look amazing with jeans or even a smarter pair of chinos. I did manage to finally get my jeans , not that day though. I was perhaps a bit giddy with excitement and my wallet was suffering from overuse.
But hey , who cares what was suffering. I am a proud owner of some amazing new clothes courtesy of one of my favourite designers , Jasper Conran.