Adopting our newly positive approach, the Fashion Police commend these trends, spotted mainly in Southampton.
Red corduroy jeans! Pink corduroy jeans! Even (gasp) corduroy jeans with a slight flare! This takes the most senior current member of the Fashion Police back to his youth, specifically to Viletti’s, in Brighton, where there was, in the 1970s, a rainbow- no, a kaleidoscope of colourful jeans. Well done, those persons adopting this colourful legwear, for fighting back against the sea of blue denim. Which leads us neatly on to:
Colour We are delighted to report a brightening of our streets. With pleasure we note that John Lewis appear to share our opinion, as this cover from their Edition magazine (which apparently has “shopping excellence” as its theme) demonstrates. Next to it we show an excellent example of bright colour spotted in H&M.
Hats It has been rare, until 2018, that the Fashion Police have made recommendations. But we have made a consistent exception for hats. Hats are a stylish and practical part of any fashion conscious person’s wardrobe. And- we are sure we have said this before- pay attention, bald gentlemen. Sorry, bald persons of any gender identity. Why are you not wearing a hat in cold weather? It will keep your head warm. Why are you not wearing a hat in the sun? It will stop you getting painful sunburn and probable skin cancer. On this note….
Berets You will remember we commended a grey beret in our last blog. We have since seen other fetching berets, and to our pleasure, the Sunday Times identified them as being “in”. Hands up who remembers the beret being worn by French workers, in their bleu de travail (indigo died cotton working clothes), clutching a baguette and possibly smoking a Gauloise. Nobody? Only our most senior member, then.
Swirly floral dresses Spotted in H&M. A stylish high street fashion, especially as here worn over jeans.
Skechers D’lites Uncharacteristically we actually name a product, chiefly because they are here being worn with style and panache by a very junior member of the Fashion Police. They are, we are given to understand, very comfortable.
However, enough of this feelgood atmosphere. We cannot end a bulletin without some warnings.
Suits which are too tight Come on, gentlemen! For it is mostly those who would self-identify as male who are guilty of this fixed-penalty offence. Jackets and waistcoats which are too tight make you look ridiculous. Trousers whose legs are too tight never look good, particularly with a suit. We saw a pair this week which could only be described as drainpipes. As for trousers whose waistband is too tight…..
Mixed Patterns A younger member of the Fashion Police reports a worrying trend for inappropriate mixing of patterns. Be warned.
(The Fashion Police are at pains to point out that they receive no sponsorship in goods or otherwise from any retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer.)