I shopped today with D in the West End. It’s rare for me to go “up west” (as the Eastenders would say!) as it is so unbelievably jam-packed on a weekend. London is, after all, the most happening city in the world if you believe Time (to be fair, cynical as I am – it has a buzz that nowhere else in the world has in my opinion, and I’m reasonably well travelled). It’s just – special, in its own way. All of humanity is here. I’ve said that before but I totally mean it.
We had lunch at my favourite Chinese restaurant. We settled for dim sum. Only came to £9 each (I took my Dutch friend there for dinner several weeks ago and we had wine and main courses and it was about £26 each). Dim sum lunches are always a steal.
D wanted to go to Top Man which we did. I feel too old to go there if I’m honest. Full of young 20 somethings all ridiculously self-consciously dressed and all very skinny. What is it with these new styles? Is it called the teddy-boy look or what? Everyone is wearing the same shoes now, they’re like lace-up plimsolls. Not me; I don’t follow trends like that, never have. D bought a few shirts from Top Man.
We then went to Uniqlo which has for some time now been my favourite clothes shop. It’s better than Gap, Hennes & Top Man. The quality is that of Gap but the prices are that of Hennes. It’s less trend-obsessed than Top Man. And I always find something I like.
Today I bought a new jacket (reduced to £19.99) and some jeans £25 (I already have 2 other pairs of jeans from there so didn’t even need to try them on as they fit me like a glove).
What think you?
PS You can be honest in the poll as I can’t track who voted which way!
PS The jacket is a medium. The jeans are 32×34 which if I’m honest, are on the tight side. The t-shirt is old, from Hennes. The shoes were bought in Montreal from Old Navy back in 2006.