We need sustainability in our clothes

A rather sad personal note here but 20 years ago last week my grandad died.

I was only 11 at the time, but one of things he was really into was video (cine at the time) and he filmed events around Essex where he lived from about 1968 onwards.

As a family we watched some of the video he shot - originally on cine film which was transferred on to VHS and is currently in the process of being copied on to DVD.

But, looking at people back then and taking into account this is Southend on Sea on the Essex coast in the late 60s early 70s and everyone man above the age of 15 was in a suit.

And that appeared to be the way it was when you grew up you got a suit and you got on with life.

But, not just any suit.

It wouldn't be a George at Asda £19 you can see here http://direct.asda.com/george/men-s-clothing/suits/0408,default,sc.html

It was a tailored suit and depending on wealth you could have as many as you wanted in tweed, wool and cotton depending on the seasons.

And a tweed suit, with a bit of taking in and taking out, can last generations.

Now, I'm thinking I have three suits one was actually made for me about ten years ago but is now a little tight around the waist.

One was bought from a 'designer' in London and the other - which gets the most wear came from Marks and Spencer.

I've also had plenty of others that have fallen apart in the meantime and I seriously doubt any suit I've got now will be decent enough to pass on to my as yet unconceived children.

So, I'm going to get a proper suit and maybe even some brogues.

Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

Topics: edie
Tags: ASDA | children | film | video
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