Yet more New Look lauding…

January 6, 2008
Having been recruited by my corporate-finance type brother to assist in the expansion of his work wardrobe I felt compelled to at least pop into New Look and take a fleeting glance. Of course, the venture proved nothing but fruitless in many respects. Striped chav-ish shirts in a cotton akin to sandpaper, rather fat braces and ties – the antithesis to the currently coveted skinny variety, and pair after pair after pair of bloody acid wash jeans hung limply throughout the store. I was – as per usual – feeling utterly deflated.

However, all was not lost, soon I snatched a pair of charcoal grey slacks and a chocolate and grey v-neck jumper[yes the wool is of entirely questionable origin but for 6 euro!?, I, frankly, didn’t care and neither did client in question – aforementioned brother]. After such a positive and positively rare New Look experience we found ourselves equipped with new courage to tackle the shoes. This, is where the fun began.

The majority were on sale, shapeless canvas crap and other tasteless styles I can’t recall right now due to their distinctly bland profile. But among the mediocre mass was a v. handsome pair which I’m elated to proclaim were purchased for me by the commission-paying brother for the stately sum of, oh…7.50 euro…

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Oh, by the by, I swear I’m not receiving copious sums of money for saying this…

  • Stylesalvage Steve January 6, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Don’t worry DCB I believe you. Let me commend you on your shopping though. I just can’t hack a place like New Look, you are a braver man than me. That said, I can enjoy a vist to the New Look Home section, everything is so cheap and unlike the clothes, is presented a little better. Well done again.

  • susie_bubble January 6, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    The New Look onslaught continues… go forth and keep rummaging… because I’m too lazy to do it for myself…

  • riz January 7, 2008 at 2:42 am

    Love the prose…you must read a lot of 19th c. novels…does your brother have a sexy name too??:) j/k – you really don’t have to answer that!

  • Suzanna Mars January 7, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    I love “chav.” It is at once so damning and definite. We don’t quite have the like of it in the American English idiom.Sally forth, DCB, and hunt those bargains.

  • WendyB January 8, 2008 at 4:08 am

    Hot shoes!

  • Anika January 8, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I have to admit to somehow finding myself in New Look and actually buying a few things when I was on holidays in England last summer. In my defense, they had a sale going and I just couldn’t resist the urge to possibly discover a bargain. Eventually, I ended up with three pairs of shoes (now that I’m at it I shall as well say the plain truth…) and a black cotton blouse.

  • Thomas January 10, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I feel so out of it – I take it New Look is a British store. Before I can hate it I have to say those shoes are very…something. Not sure what, but they are definitely something.

  • Kat January 11, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I like those shoes, alot! There is nothing like a slightly Mod shoe to brighten my day!