We wandered in through the door of the small Benetton boutique and it caught my eye almost immediately. I could hear Mum and The Auntie muttering to each other … “everything is so expensive in here!”
They weren’t wrong about the prices. I looked at the price tag and audibly gulped. It was £44.
But I bought it anyway. I wore it regularly for five years or more, less regularly for a few more years after that and then it went into the bottom of the drawer.
Where it still lives.
I’ve nobly modelled it for you and channelled the turned-up-collar vibe alongside the pushed-sleeves-up vibe of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The late Diana, Princess of Wales had a lot to answer for.
I can’t imagine an occasion where I’d ever wear it again, but I also can’t imagine a time when it wasn’t in the bottom of that drawer.
What’s your oldest piece of clothing?