Recovery, repair, recuperation. I’ve been mending clothes and mending myself over the last week. Just like a teacher falling ill at the end of term, now that the draft copy of Book Number Two is with my editor, I’ve come down with a horrible virus. Prior to this, my favourite pair of ancient, black Acne jeans split along the back seam (more falling apart). Mostly I was alarmed that I’d been out at work all day and wasn’t sure when the gaping hole had appeared; and then it dawned on me that my Time-saving Black Trousers would have to be repaired. By an expert. Leaving not exactly a gaping hole in my wardrobe but a smallish gap. As with Emmanuelle Alt and Canadian fashion buyer Brigitte Chartrand (above), black jeans are part of my Wardrobe Glue. They get me out of the house in the morning. The old favourites needed a break and I didn’t have a reserve.
I had a quick look at Levi’s, J.Crew and APC – I think it’s also worth mentioning that Hobbs makes its jeans at the same factory as Joseph (or so I was told last year when I did some work with the brand). My old favourites are back in business now, I was wearing the new APC pair in last week’s post (with the animal print coat; available HERE) and so for the time being, at least, I’m forever in black jeans.