Posts tagged ‘Credit crunch’

Crossing over

It turns out my advice for sorting out the irrationality that characterises a man’s wardrobe on a budget can be of some use to women too – if this article is anything to go by, anyway.

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Photo: Fred Dawson

I guess it’s helpful for anyone to re-evaluate their clothes now and again – just to try and make sense of what you’ve got and how well you put your items to use…

June 1, 2009 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Sales hitch

I have up until now only made passing reference to the utility of simple, inexpensive style in the current climate. However, recent events have prompted me to be a little more vocal about it.

You cannot have failed to notice that every shop on every high street has for the past few weeks been desperately trying to tempt you into propping up the ailing economy by splurging on their own merchandise. Sales, just like love at this time of year, are all around.

I have talked about how to play the sales before – saying that they provide the perfect opportunity to pick up great clothes cheaply, not cheap clothes in great numbers – but I think there’s something more important at stake here.

Keeping in mind that looking and feeling great does not have to be accompanied by a hefty price tag will surely allow us all to enjoy what may have to be a toned-down festive period this year. The sales may be working towards a similar goal, but swapping the mad-dash consumerism they inevitably prolong for a more nuanced approach to sating your style needs is likely to pay long-term dividends as the credit crunch continues to bite.

December 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment


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