Loyal readers will know by now that I’m extra-fussy when it comes to buying things on the high street. This is for many reasons that include not really wanting to look the same as everyone else; favouring quality cuts and fabrics over cheap, flammable polyesters and ill-fitting silhouettes; trying to not be part of today’s throwaway culture and to be more considered about what I buy, who makes the items I’m interested in and what the impact of them might be on the environment.
You might be surprised to discover that I actually don’t shop much at all—regardless of the price-point— considering my job. So when I do decide to commit to a more affordable purchase, I want it to be something that lasts, looks incredible, feels great and has the signs of long-lasting use; it needs to be versatile enough to be worn in various ways on multiple occasions and not be something so tricksy or trend-driven that I’ll be bored of it by this time next year. High standards and tough demands, indeed.