I may not have mentioned it but I buy quite a lot of my partner, D’s, clothes. He is a man with a – well developed and unique – sense of style so I keep my eyes open for new and interesting things happening in Menswear.
I saw this lovely D&G Shearling coat, above, in the FT’s How To Spend It section this weekend. Nice, but how much?
Intake of breath.
I am not a woman to shy away from expensive but …£72,000!
Yes, you did read that correctly.
£72,000. For a coat.
The, umm, sparkly bits are crystals apparently.
No, that didn’t do a lot for me either.
I’m kind of amused that anyone would seriously charge or pay for an item of clothing at this price.
But I’m also mad at a world where this happens.
Such ostentatious pretension and self indulgence. It’s a real ‘let them eat cake’ attitude, isn’t it?
Makes me feel very uncomfortable … as if all our priorities are out of whack.
I defend the right of each to spend their money as they please, of all to take their pleasure where they desire but my head, and heart, hurt in a world where those with means would choose to splurge their largesse in this manner.
Bling. Blink. Bling. Blink. Or maybe just think … long and hard about life, circumstance and luck.
Even if I had the £££, D would not be wearing it on his back.