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Outfit 6 February 2009

6 February 2009

Another US-UK misunderstanding here: suspenders. I call them that because that’s what people call them on WR, and most people are American. However, in UK English they’re called braces, and the only thing that’s called suspenders is underwear, as in stockings and suspenders. So unsurprisingly people were looking at my a bit funny when I said I bought vintage suspenders and they smelled a bit!

shirt & shoes – charity shop
suspenders/braces – vintage shop
alpaca scarf – me made
jeans – used to be miy sisters

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  • a cat of impossible colour 10 February 2009, 1:23 am

    Ha! Classic. I got into a lot of trouble coming to NZ from Zimbabwe when I assumed people meant ‘underwear’ when they said ‘pants.’ In Zim we called them ‘trousers.’ Hilarity ensued.

  • Oranges And Apples 10 February 2009, 8:57 am

    That’s interesting that its trousers in Zimbabwe! I lived in Belize for a while a few years ago, and they used all the American words, despite it having such a strong British connection. I suppose it’s geographically so close to the US that it’s not that surprising.

  • Alli 16 January 2010, 7:49 pm

    Hi, I'm a latecomer to your blog, but I like to start from the beginning and read all the way through. I love this outfit, and especially that scarf!