Lookit guys, a male outfit post! The excitement! Doesn’t Dave just look dashing even with the slightly bedraggled hair? (Hello, babies!)
The occasion of this is that I was contacted by the British-based online shop surfdome for a review. I had a look, and although the front page does not initially look too promising (all converses and bikinis for some reason), it’s a great online shop with loads of lovely stuff, covering all types of clothes and shoes from over 800 brands. It’s nicely searchable by various characteristics too, which makes the masses of stuff there is more manageable.
I was in a flurry of indecision what to pick when I thought NO. I will be good. The do stock ethical brands like seasalt (which is a definite bonus), but I am also doing the wartime wardrobe challenge because I am trying to reduce the size of my wardrobe and I don’t need anything just now.
Dave on the other hand really could do with some shirts, because for some reason since he’s moved to the stats group he’s started wearing shirts instead of tshirts to work (This is weird. Stattos have a lot less time away from desks than policy people which he was before. I think it’s cos he’s now a permanent employee rather than a temp. Anyway, I digress). So I offered my review voucher to him cos I’m lovely like that.
This shirt is what he picked. It’s by Vans and it’s lovely! I am very impressed with the quality, it’s really nicely heavy cotton that will last for ages, and a fun print, but that’s not too crazy, so is still work appropriate. The stock loads more vans shirts, mostly classic single colour styles and checky tartan plaid things.
The cardigan was my birthday present to Dave by the way. It’s by Folk clothing, I got it off ebay. There used to be this shop goodstead on Rose Street here in Edinburgh that I always liked the look of but never actually went into. Then it closed down. Then a while later it turns out that one of the owners is a cousin of this guy I know and he put a link on facebook of the ebay sale for the remainder of the stock. It’s a lovely cardie, really soft Merino wool, with great finishing and details. I don’t think you can see it properly in the picture, but all the buttons have got six holes, and the way they’re sewn on spells FOLK.