its the weekend mother fornicators.
The saga of the burst pipe has ended, new content resumes tomorrow.
my plans for blogging were again scuppered today, this time by a burst pipe. No lasting damage, but I now have no water in my kitchen.
Today has been taken over by petty paperwork and a little bit of banter, but it hasn’t left me time to blog, so sorry.
Ties are meant to be for business or for formal occasions, knitted says neither, it says my Nana made it for me. I mean a knitted jumper is ok, they’re at least functional, but the kitted tie is just ugly.
They just look stupid, I don’t know what it is about them that I don’t like so much, maybe its that most are festooned with some sort of advertising that you’ve been duped into paying to display, which is still advertising, even if they do call it merchandise.
V Neck T-Shirts
Nothing screams douche bag louder that a V neck tee. Why they’ve become so popular I don’t know, is it to show off that you get your chest waxed? Or is it to show that you go to the gym? Maybe its just because I’m stuck with the rugged (hairy) dad bod (surely that should be father figure?) that I don’t like them, but honestly I just want to hit people when they rock up somewhere in a low cut t-shirt and skinny jeans I mean seriously make some effort.
They’re women’s shoes designed for little effort, need I say more.
These things are just hideous, and so impractical, they would last 1 minuet against the British elements, but at one point these were the height of fashion. Its like the mullet of menswear, you have to wonder why it was ever a thing. If anyone still owns a pair of these please dispose of them responsibly (don’t donate them to refugees, they have enough problems).
Chefs and doctors alike wear these because they don’t slip and apparently are comfortable as hell, but even so, No. Just No.
All of these are just a no. So don’t do it. Any of them.
I’m never sure if Saturday or Sunday is the Sabbath, but if is a Sunday and it were biblical times I would be stoned to death for the amount of work that I have managed to get done. On the face of it the amount isn’t actually that much, I did the dishes and the washing, cooked Sunday lunch (beef, veg, gravy, Yorkshire’s, the whole shebang) and most importantly I began the paperwork process for the upcoming election on May 4th.
Just beginning the paperwork and conferring with my running mates removed a massive headache that had been building for weeks, and having a clear plan helps but life will undoubtedly cause me nothing but more stress over the next 6 weeks or so, but that’s life.
today has been a busy day, it started out with watching snow white with Marianna for what seems like the infinityth time. We then went shopping for an orchid for my mothers mothers day present . We then came back for our siesta and then went to my parents for dinner, where Marianna played with Duplo, cars and a bubble gun whilst watching Monsters University. Even with the siesta I still feel exhausted.
I have felt the urge for a drink and to go out and be sociable for some time now, but have been constrained by various things such as lack of funds or other commitments on my time so now that it is Friday, and a sunny day at that, I think I’m going to make the most of my youth, while I still have it (too late?)
Yesterday there was a terror attack in London, outside the Houses of Parliament, and it struck a little close to home for me, because Parliament is actually somewhere that I used to visit regularly at one point almost weekly, now that my career is ,suffice to say in the crapper, I rarely have need to leave South Wales, let alone visit Parliament, but I still have a lot of friends and colleagues who work their still, and luckily no one I know was among the dead or injured.
What does annoy me most is that the only detail about the lone terrorist released is that he was British born. No other detail was released. Yet many many people are already pointing fingers at the Muslim community, and this angers me beyond belief. I could write treatises about my anger and about the level of ignorance this belies, but I’m just going to say even if it turns out this man claimed to follow the teachings of Islam (I say claimed because no true Muslim would commit such an act), there will always be cunts in any community, but most are decent enough people just trying to get through the week. So they should not be made to suffer because one cunt doesn’t like the status quo.
I was watching an episode of Jeeves and Wooster earlier today, and aside from the sardonic wit and deadpan delivery of Jeeves, and the good natured ineptitude of Bertie, what I love most about the show is the fashion. The 1920’s in Britain were possibly the high point of the 20th century fashion wise (in the upper middle and upper classes at any rate).
Here are some of the things I loved most fashion wise from the 20’s:
Double Breasted Waistcoats:
Double breasted waistcoats are just so much more elegant than single breasted, from my own experience, there is less obvious straining against the buttons if you’ve had a big lunch and the symmetry actually serves to make you look a little slimmer, not to mention the cut of the waistcoat itself compliments the look of the outfit by blending into the trousers rather than leaving a little visible shirt.
Double Breasted Suits
In general double breasted is the way to go if you don’t seem able (or willing) to shift a bit of stomach, the cut is more flattering to the larger gentlemen, but is also warmer too, and whether worn with a waistcoat or not is always a classic look that the 1920’s were really all about, because it was the decade that a lot of long lasting trends came into existence and Double breasted suits are something that seems to fade in and out of fashion over the years, but I would much rather a decent double breasted blazer than some of this slim fit crap that people try to pass off as suits these day’s.
Black tie is one of those things that has never gone out of fashion, and while it was around before the 1920’s it really took off in Britain in the 1920’s replacing the more formal white tie and tails black tie is something that hasn’t really changed much in the last 100 years, collars and lapel sizes shapes change all the time and the old argument of waistcoat or cummerbund still rages on, but its essence is still the height of chic in menswear (even if the jacket and tie are velvet).
Walking Sticks/ Canes
I sometimes carry a cane, especially if my gout is playing up, the one I use has a bronze handle, and the amount of comments I get about it are unbelievable, from asking if there’s a sword concealed within to the more personal whether I actually need it (the answer is I have a cane because I need a cane, I have that particular cane because it looks bad ass). But for the 1920’s a great deal of men about town of my age and social standing would carry a walking stick during the day, and then have a more formal one for once they’d dressed for dinner.
Although it was starting to be phased out during the 20’s for the less formal, more comfortable black tie, white tie was for the most formal occasions, and rarely exists to this day (I’ve been to one white tie event in my life) its for things like sate banquets, and formal halls and the most strict universities and is often shown on things such as Downton Abbey, and its one of those things that I hope makes a comeback.
I like how (certain) hats look, but I cant seem to pull off any hat, and lord knows I’ve tried. But in the 1920’s every one seemed to wear hats while they were out and about, from flat cap and straw boater, to fedora and top hat, hats were well represented by men of every class. And men of all classes knew to take them off when going indoors, it really annoys me seeing people wearing hats indoors, especially baseball caps, I don’t know whats worse, the lack of manners or lack of fashion sense.
Dressing For Travel
This one seems like such a simple thing, but whether its because travel has become quicker and easier or just because the novelty has worn off, but people don’t dress to travel anymore, in the 20’s for a member of the lower classes to travel was a big deal, so they would dress to impress, but the upper classes, especially men would wear something that would travel well, but it wouldn’t matter so much if they go a little bit of the road on it. so something like a tweed suit would be rather practical, especially if travelling by train.
So those are some of my favourite fashion trends of the 1920’s I would like to see quite a few of them make a comeback if you couldn’t tell. Anyway I hope you found this little guide informative, or at the very least have found it entertaining.