Sunday, 6 December 2015

Smartening Up

Today I have been asked to review my clothes rail in the joint wardrobe .
I suspect this request for some order and rationalisation is a product of the Prof's need for expansion.
His rail of clothes resemble something worthy of Imelda Marcos.
So I took a look at my clothes with a critical eye.

A fair few dozen t shirts ( 6 walking dead themed ones amongst them)
Five decent shirts
Five pairs of trousers without stains
Four pairs of trousers with stains ( usually bleach, ingrained coal or field grass/muck)
A couple of pairs of trousers with a 34 inch waist ! ( I cant get them on over one thigh)
Various woolly jumpers, sports tops, and sweat shirts ( bought between 1990-2000)
One corduroy jacket
One dinner jacket and shirt ( pristine)
Various nurses uniforms
One grandad shirt from 1983
One single red velvet tie
and
One white T shirt with a scotch egg on the front.

I took a long look at the last item.....and sighed...
I can't wear that at the next University cheese and wine nibble-fest



61 comments:

  1. the walking dead ones have to stay!

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  2. Sure you can, John. I dare you!
    Don\t we all love those joint wardrobes.

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  3. Sounds like most of that lot can go John.

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  4. I'd say lose the tie and keep the rest.
    But then I married a hoarder.

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  5. A style icon in the making. X

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  6. Well you've got lots to choose from lol.

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  7. Lucky doggies. They're about to get a load of new bedding. Well, different, at least).

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  8. Get out your credit and get down the shops - replenish the lot - in fact as Raybeard above says, you could do worse than make new bedding of it all apart from the DJ

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    1. You extravagant old bird you

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  9. Get rid of anything that makes you unhappy. Or at least pack it away if you have space.

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  10. You have more clothes than me!

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  11. I could get rid of 85% of my clothes without changing what I actually wear one iota.

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  12. I suppose ... "Tis the season - he may want to gift you something or see if you fit into any of your 'party' togs.

    Sounds like my closet, except the, um, T-shirts, although I have more 'stained'.

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  13. I believe a clear out is in order.

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  14. There was a commercial somewhere once, probably in a women's magazine, that say 'is that a closet or an archive'. Fair question in my case. Didn't change sizes in 30 years, then a couple of years ago went up a size and a half or so. sigh. I'm almost to the end of getting rid of the stuff that doesn't fit.

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    1. Perhaps my flairs will come back into fashion?

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    2. Flares....and yes, I'm old enough to remember them from the first time around, so I'm immediately prohibited from wearing them the next time they are the fashion

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    3. Flares, okay (though only just) - but you'd NOT be forgiven if there were any loon pants in there.

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  15. You could wear your Scotch Egg t-shirt under your posh shirt and DJ! X

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  16. I bet there's a story behind that red velvet tie!

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  17. You'll have to face it John, it's about time for a good clear out ! Be ruthless - the dogs will surely welcome all the new bedding - especially if it hasn't been washed, and still has a whiff of "Eau de Dad" about it !
    Do you think The Prof might offer some guidelines as to future purchases?

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    1. He's tried ( and failed) for the past two decades

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  18. I believe that the Oxfam shop in Rhyl closed down but there's still one in Mold. A visit there with thirty quid in your ;pocket and you should be able to replace your entire wardrobe with far superior outfits. Dead men's clothes are always cheap but sniff the armpits before you buy.

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    1. The prof would disown me

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  19. "Various nurses uniforms"

    I am intrigued to know who the "various nurses" are.

    My house only ever had one nurse's uniform.

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    1. I still have my old " sister's " tunic!

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    2. Sister John?

      Oh Brother.

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    3. Sister John?

      Oh Brother.

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  20. Maybe there's room for another wardrobe.

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  21. The Scotch Egg T doesn't surprise me.

    I have an enormous amount of clothes, but only wear about two shoddy outfits a year. Go figure.....

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  22. But if you toss out everything that's not in wonderful shape, what will you wear to bleach the bog, tend to the livestock, walk the dogs, houseclean, vacuum Fanny, wipe up dog poo, etc etc etc?? Can't do all that in your good clothes!

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  23. Scotch egg t shirt, dinner jacket and unstained trousers ..... as long as you don't accessorise with Crocs you'll look individual and very smart for a night out :-)

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    1. Those crocs disintergrated a while ago!

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  24. Is the stuff nearest one end the pieces you wear ... or near the middle? Start from the 'least touched; position, and be Ruth-less! But keep that tie, and one of the pairs of pants you used to fit ... it reminds you where you'd like to get to again! Then pour yourself a congratulatory drink!

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  25. Are the Walking Dead-themed shirts t-0shirts with Walking Dead stuff on them or like, cosplay?

    I want to think you have a leather vest with angel wings drawn on the back or that tan shirt with the sleeves rolled up Rick always wears.

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    1. Several with norman reedus on them...go figure

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  26. Hi John your list sounds like a charity shop inventory, never mind Christmas is coming.

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    1. I have my christmas list ready richard!

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  27. There's something to be said for a man with class, John. You have it in bucketfuls . . .

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  28. I think I would look for more storage space, I have two closets (wardrobes) J has a separate one.

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  29. I agree - you need a separate wardrobe, then no need for a clear-out. I think the Scotch Egg T-shirt would be ideal for a Chhese and Wine party. Be individual!

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  30. 34 inch waist. No chance here either. Been a 36" since I was about 20! I'm terribel with clothes as I keep old ones for work. trouble is I don't buy any new ones so I just look scruffy all the time!

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  31. Asked to review? There's an underlying request there :)....Remember it's okay to travel to the beat of a different drum. But I agree you need to find a hidden closet...

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  32. I'm terrible with fashion... I know what I like and looks/feels good on me; other's opinions can go hang, lol.

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  33. My wardrobe difficulties are the opposite. I lived in a city where women dressed well. Now I live in an area where women dress badly. Really, badly. So I have to put away all the nice fashionable things and wear jeans and old tops .. scuffed boots and I still don't have a coat that is funky enough to not make me look like a City Slicker.
    I don't care anymore.. I will dress the way I wish and keep in mind that I am leaving this place ... heading South..

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  34. I could never share a closet/wardrobe or office with my hubby.

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  35. Now please forgive me for going literal here, I am figuring that while you are perfectly capable of sorting through these clothes, you will resist it. We all do. The only real argument we have ever had is when I insisted that David throw out the clothes he doesn't wear which included but were not limited to: clothes from 1970s when he was a skinny teenager, clothes from the 1980s including two brightly coloured low break wide shouldered blazers, clothes previously inherited from his dead father in law. OMG. It's like I was trying to wrench kittens from him to drown while laughing maniacally. But I am pretty ruthless too these days. Just chuck the stuff you don't need, relegate the t-shirts and gardening clothes to a drawer and you'll feel much better in yourself. First out the door are the size 34, "Constant reminder that you have failed somehow about something" trousers. Go on xo

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    1. Listen to this! Read the post above. Follow the instructions. Good advice all around. If you don't wear it, can't wear it, won't wear it, why are you paying rent for it? Didn't Winnie need a new fanny patch?

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    2. Not to mention that John could have more feathers in his life, and sequins maybe! ;-)

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    3. We all should! Sequins never hurt anybody!! (Going for my large strass rhinestone earrings!)

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  36. Oh dear I think I may have the female version of your wardrobe (excluding nurses uniforms). I say practical, the rest of the world says hobo!

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  37. I love t-shirts with specially chosen stuff on them, and was thinking I have too many and shouldn't buy more, but I think six or seven might be not enough after all, looking at your current numbers of them! :)

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  38. In our house, sharing a closet goes above and beyond the call of duty (MY duty). I have like items hanging together (short sleeves, long sleeves, solids, patterns, blues, browns, grays, blacks). Jerry stuffs wherever there's a spot. It makes me nuts. He also has two sizes on hold -- in case he loses his added weight or gains back all he lost.

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  39. I dare you to wear your scotch eggs t-shirt to the next academic function :)

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  40. Hi John your list sounds like a charity shop inventory, never mind Christmas is coming.

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