So yes, this impending move to basically a swamp by a desert is going to mean some changes in the wardrobe. Apparently the business dress is very formal, so I will have to get used to wearing a suit and tier again. I used to do this as a matter of course, but hanging around with Construction Engineers, and cycling to work, meant that my sartorial standards have slipped. I’m looking forward to getting suited up for the office once more. New suit hunt documentation to come. Maybe some new desert boots too.
I’m definitely going to need new shades (and yes, I will call them shades). I just got a new prescription for my eyes, and I will be getting new glasses before we go, so I’ll get some good shades as well. Some good ones, not the acceptable-but-not-really-very-good cheapo online ones.
But what style? So many options. So many pitfalls.
Having had opinions for most of my life, and after some research, here’s a bit of a pinboard of styles I like. Feel free to comment sotto voce.
Spotting a trend?
Not all of these are possible or desirable, of course, but I wanted to clarify a few points. Wraparounds are out (even though seeing Rik wear them in ‘Bomb‘ made me want to), Ray Ban Wayfarers are out (overkill), the Steve McQueen Persol look is a bit “Esquire”. But in the end, I have to go with what I think looks good. I’ll be sure to post what I get. I would also welcome comments from you.
I must say I’m keen on the clear frames look. What do you think?
Anyway, from TV star Eddie Monsoon, the fantastic and controversial ‘Back to Normal with Eddie Monsoon’ from 1983. Good shades.
I’m Definitely Going To Need New Shades So yes, this impending move to basically a swamp by a desert is going to mean some changes in the wardrobe.
My good friend Dr James Kneale gets around. He likes avoiding getting muddy at traditional British muso events like Glastonbury when it was still a little bit cool.
James at Glastonbury
But what you may not know is that he always knew where the party was.
WERE’S THE AICD PARTY
Yes, even in the face of mid-period Thatcherite police brutality, he was there at the Battle of the…
Cassie and I. And Gordon later on.What
Moving from the Bay Area to another country.When
Probably mid-to-late September 2014. We’re moving out of our apartment first, into the glory that is the Hyatt House, Emeryville.Where
United Arab Emirates. My office will be in Abu Dhabi, but we are considering living in Dubai.Why?
Why? Why are we moving 8127.11 mi (13079.32 km) from Oakland, CA, USA…