Every now and then a trend appears, or reappears as in this case, that defies taste logic and anything else you can throw at it.
In this case, it is the absolutely awful fleeces with animals printed on them, usually worn by pairs of middle aged plus people who want to let you know the numerous dogs or whatever else they have in tow or in the car really do belong to them, in the case of wolf or husky jackets – what they aspire to.
These awful garments appeared years ago, I used to see them at the dog shows alongside the cable knit sweaters with dog heads on them that were just as awful or if it was a horse show, a full horse’s head would manage to squeeze onto the available space.
There was even one woman I remember seeing at a dog show who had a jumper (who knows where it came from) that depicted – I must admit a recognisable impression – her dog AND herself, the point of which has always escaped me.
But as I’m sure the fashionistas out there are well aware, they are back, several sightings of the aforementioned people shuffling along in their matching his and hers wolf jackets and similar prints have been seen this year and I’m reliably told this is a – get this – a vintage fashion revival.
They were never a fashion, they are bloody awful, they are a mobile version of a Thomas the Tank Engine duvet, but that was for kids and served a purpose. These don’t, they should all be forcibly handed in and burnt on Nov 5th.
That would make me happy.