Thursday, 19 December 2013

Things I am not going to buy - Day 19: Fleeces

There is something very comforting about a lovely, soft, fluffy fleece.  They are so comfortable to wear, and so warm and snuggly.  Perfectly suited to the British weather, they can be worn all year round, even in the summer on the frequent occasions when the sun isn't anywhere to be seen. 

I have quite a collection of fleeces in various colours - some that zip all the way up, and some that pull over the head.  I even have a couple of sleeveless versions to "layer" (probably with another fleece!). 

There is one small problem, and that is that they are not exactly... well.. stylish!  Whilst they are probably OK to wear on the "slopes" (not that I have every ventured anywhere NEAR a "slope"); it is just about acceptable to wear them when carrying out some active outdoor task, such as gardening; and it is OK to wear very expensive, branded versions from "outdoor" shops for outdoorsy pursuits such as rock climbing and extreme walking, it isn't really considered acceptable to wear non-branded versions for everyday wear.  It is probably because the cheaper versions are worn by people doing manual labour in cold places, including road sweepers and cleaners. 

I am rather taken by the latest fashion for "onesies" - now they WOULD be warm and snuggly... Perhaps Santa will bring me one?

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