Well, actually, it’s more dead tired.

Not only did the party take it out of me but that was really just the straw which broke the camel’s back. During last week I had been not sleeping too well, then on Friday night I didn’t bother going to bed ’til 1am as I’d only got in from work at 9pm. In other words, it’s all caught up with me.

Hopefully, this will be the shock which brings my sleep patterns in line so I can get a decent rest again.

Anyway, as far as other things are concerned…

Saturday daytime was spent mostly failing to find a new coat and a new pair of trousers.

On the coat front I couldn’t find anything which met my three functional specifications. ie. Waterproof, enough pockets which are large enough to hold my stuff, including cheque book, looked decent.

Now, I could generally find items which matched two of the three categories but none which met all three. The coats were either not waterproof but had the right sort and number of pockets and looked OK or they were waterproof and looked ok but had almost useless pockets.

It’s obvious that clothing isn’t made with enough thought these days.

As for the trousers, well, I could find lots of decent ones, the problem was that I could only find two pairs in my size and they weren’t in the colours I was looking for. It seems that 30″ waist and 30″ leg is either something they don’t stock a great number of or they’re all bought very quickly. I would think the former is the case. It was not so much the leg length which was the problem, merely the waist. Obviously, in these days of rapidly increating average girth, 30″ is being catered for less and less. Maybe I should just get fat so as to fit the shops’ sizes?

8 thoughts on “Sleepy.

    • Alec is right, dump the pockets. THe reason clothing is made without hauge pockets is that people use them. Once you start putting stuff into pockets, it destroys the line of the clothing and makes one appear to be formed of strange lumps.

      Not convinced by the handbag/bum bag thing though:

      Handbags work ok on the continent where they’re socially acceptable for men.

      Bum bags tend to look silly ( sorry Alec, but You’re not the type to take offence) bum bags also make one’s bum look v big and they detroy any pretentions to a waist one may have, which also tends to make one look square and blocky as opposed to having a body shape.

      I find an acceptable compromise for men is a small rucksack.

      • >Bum bags tend to look silly (sorry Alec, but You’re not the type to take offence)

        Yep indeedy – but having dumped and replaced almost £1K of clothes in the past six months, I have further dumped the bumbad and replaced it with a reasonably masculine Samsonite handbag; otherwise, what’s the point?

        And – of course – anyone insecure enough to want to try making cheap jokes about my sexuality is welcome to learn a lesson, and find out. 😎

      • I’m not sure a small, parasitic rucksack would go with my big rucksack (which can be bursting if I have all my wet weather cycling gear and anything else which needs transporting).

        The main reason I want the coat is that I need a good waterproof, breathable coat for the cycling to work which is able to take the gubbins I like to take with me and for it to look decent when wandering around at lunchtime etc.

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