Well it’s been a while since I took pen, I mean quill to paper my lovelies.  I’ve been a busy bee designing my new AW16 Collection, which I’ll happily reveal, quite literally, in a few weeks down the line.

So, deciding to take a self professed, well earned break from the world of underpants recently, I took a jaunt through Princes Gardens, Edinburgh and was struck by the incredible display of nature that surrounded me. Undoubtedly a gentleman who enjoys the finer things in life, I’ve never felt such true appreciation for the beauty one can find in a simple garden of flowers, yes flowers I tell you!  Suddenly, Alan Titchmarsh made sense to me.

However, on taking to the nearby streets, it appears that beautiful buds appear to be blossoming all over. Indeed, I couldn’t help but notice that some rather young chaps walking past seemed to have mistaken their shirts and shorts for their female companions’! My close friends often describe me as a man who possesses an impeccable taste in fashion, but some of these floral patterns are rather outrageous for even the likes of myself to endure.

Having said that, I recall that this year’s Burberry Fashion Show seemed to display various bright and colourful floral patterns in the latest designer collections.  I feel I must emphasise that perhaps worn accordingly, with the right colours and accessories, then one may be able to pull off such a frivolous look.

Here’s a few shining examples:-

Hermès
Hermès
Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent
Zara, £29.99
Zara, £29.99
Ted Baker, £120
Ted Baker, £120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I conclude, when worn in the right manner, with comfort, confidence, and charisma, one might, and I stress the word MIGHT, just carry it off. This blurring of gender lines has been recurring for many seasons now. However, I don’t consider that I’ll be caught wearing anything that resembles my Aunt Jemima’s tablecloth anytime soon, no matter how finely made!

Well, as you can imagine, I had worked up quite a thirst at the end of my jaunt, what with those heady aromas from herbaceaous borders, oh and neighbouring traffic pollution of course. So one of my favourite Spring concoctions was required – a Pimm’s Royale. A simple, yet exquisite choice of beverage, served as fresh as a daisy! Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Pimm’s Royale

50ml Pimm’s No.1

75ml Champagne

1 Slice of Orange

  1. Pour Pimm’s No.1 into a champagne flute
  2. Top up with champagne
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange or lemon

 

Chin chin my dear hearts,

Dick

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