Clothing reviews?

13 05 2018

I’m 52 now, and while Mum always saw to it that we were well dressed, it was mostly basic clothing, the kind you might pick up from your local Target.

Clean, durable, functional and decent. 

Now Mum always had a good eye for clothing, and understood quality, She worked as a weaver in the 1960s, if a stitch was wrong, it was spotted quickly.

Mum loved good clothes and would have preferred better,  but money was tight, so we managed.

As a child, clothes were the last thing I wanted, getting socks at Christmas was always a disappointment, although I got toys too.

As a teen I saw the clothes that favourite bands were wearing, but had no idea where to get them, and besides, all my money was spent on records.

These days, getting out can be difficult for me, but thankfully there are a range of shops selling directly to anyone with a Paypal account.

And suddenly, here I am, wanting to step up my game, wanting to express myself in clothes that I desire, but also cover the necessities of practicality.

One of the best online shops out there is ASOS which has a huge range of better than average clothes, at prices which go from reasonable to screw that!

I originally had a look at ASOS in the hopes of finding a jacket, but have wound up buying a stack of clothes from them.

Though based in the UK and US, the ASOS app is location based and shows the price of the clothes in the local currency. And if you don’t like the clothes, they will send you a docket via e-mail which can be scanned off your phone at the post office so the items can be sent back for free… Which is brilliant.

One of the items I bought was a big, dark grey hoodie by Threadbare, which wasn’t my first choice, but it turned out to be well worth grabbing.

When I think of hoodies, I think of cheap looking things which are little more than a slightly thicker t-shirt with arms and a hood, nothing as dressy as this.

This one is super thick, and Borg lined, or Sherpa if you prefer, in a similar grey.

The hood is wide and generous, and lined with the warm fluff I am in love with right now.

Wear it out or snuggle down while watching telly, it could work either way, and though made for men, I can’t say there’d be much of a problem for a woman to toss it around herself on cold winter nights either.

Nor does it scream “Teenager”, I think it would look great on anyone who dared to wear it.

A big thumbs up from me.

$56 from ASOS (down from $114) *Australian dollars.

The ASOS app is available for Android and Apple.


10 05 2018

My dear old mate Rattus (Marko) once told me that he’d found his place in life, and I was pleased for him, it made him happy.

Marko went to many furry conventions over the years, he was a bit of a star too. As we were close friends he asked me to come with him, and so I went to Midfur, twice.

Peter greeted me warmly, but I didn’t really know what I was doing there, and few knew me.

Yes I like furries, but I’m not heavily into the scene, I am merely myself, and most of my efforts are online only.

I had also been to a local Sci-fi con and felt much the same way.

I know that for many of my friends that a convention is an amazing thing which is looked forward to, I see the point of it, and I’m also very pleased that unlike any decade up to the 90s, there’s more to our culture than drinking and sport.

Yes I’m an introvert but sometimes I wonder if I’m just a miserable twat.

I have yet to find my place.

Wolfie Rankin.