Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Women of the world take over, because we haven't got long

I bought a new suit today! Ladies, I don't want to cause swooning and conniptions across the blogodrome but please take heed: nothing says "here to fix the photocopier" like me in a suit. Toner low, good to go.

One of the proudest moments of my whole life was when found out that people were taking printouts of my comics to the hairdresser and saying, "that's what I want". Somehow, I have done a good thing.


"Give me a Len Pickering: scorched earth on top and tidy the borders."

17 comments:

colleen said...

I'd want a Minotaur. Manly all over.

Bee said...

Most of the photocopier-fixing blokes I've encountered in my dreary lifetime of corporate imprisonment have been right scruffy oiks. Surely a man who turned up to fix the photocopier wearing a suit would be seen as having dangerous ideas above his station, not to mention a devil-may-care disregard for dry-cleaning bills.

The only time I ever took a picture into a hairdresser's and said "I'd like this haircut please" it was a photo of Beth Orton. Unfortunately I do not have Beth Orton's gamine looks and I ended up resembling some kind of disastrous Paul Weller/Vic Reeves hybrid.

I think this is why I haven't been to a hairdresser's for years and now look like the missing fifth member of the Magic Numbers.

John A said...

I interviewed Beth Orton once, back in "the day". She was very tall and resembled a stretched out Suzanne Vega. She was a nice lady!

Lucy said...

Suits!

I have had this argument with friends (acquaintences). I maintain that, were I a man, I would wear a three-piece-suit every waking hour of my life because this is the height of classy style.

John A said...

When I first started working I wore a suit all the time, but all that happens is you spill your dinner all over it, and there is drycleaning, and problems.

Since I was working for a monthly salary that even bums and no-goodniks thought was a little mean, I decided to wear a loose covering of sack held together with thorns instead. Machine washable!

mike said...

I own a suit, which I had tailor-made for me by an actual tailor in a tailor's shop. Despite this, when I wear it I look as though I raided my dad's wardrobe on the way to court to be tried for murder.

DeJinn said...

I love suits. I don't have very many but the ones I have i absolutely enjoy putting on. However I feel the magic would inebitably dissipate if I were forced to wear them everyday to work.

John, have you considered tailoring a batch of SGR suits for the stylish consumer?

Travis said...

lucy: Wearing a suit every single day would make it absolutely meaningless. You want to remeber the days you wear a nice suit - good or bad.

This is the same reason I don't wear my "bears will eat you" shirt everday.

Smelly said...

ok would just like to point out that i am crying for the beloved minotaur.. just thought you should know that.

Christophe said...
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Christophe said...

Suit, yes!

Three piece, no!

It´s that simple!

Lucy said...

I am standing my ground. Burlap may be practical but it'll never be any good for winning 'hearts and minds'!

Tom Hardy said...

At the moment I'm sporting somewhat of a Tim Jones 'do. Though that wasn't the intention from the beginning. I just notice it now.

David Streever said...

they are not "tailor-made", that would be "bespoke", kind sir! Mike, for suit goodness, please check out ENGLISH CUT. (http://www.englishcut.com/)

Lucy--damn straight, YO. 3 piece. 3 buttons on the jacket.

Willie Hewes said...

Cufflinks. Wearing a suit is fine, but you gotta have cufflinks. They are the secret to happiness.

Pero²Panda said...

my friend sean looks like tim jones~!

he had no idea until i compared faces with his and a picture in the mirror


i also could NOT for the life of me remember his real name for a month and kept calling him tim.

Suzie said...

I totally took a printout of an SGR comic to the hairdresser! (Said hairdo is not shown in this bio pic.) Did you somehow find out despite the zillion miles between California and the UK, or am I, sadly, not the only one...