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Because spring’s not all about flowers

No, it’s not very pretty, is it? Maybe the mirror isn’t doing it justice. Here’s what it’s supposed to look like:

So anyway. A couple of weeks ago I came across a still from the Larry Clark movie Kids, in which one of the characters wears a T-shirt very similar to this one. Recognising it as a reference to the classic Mudhoney song, I wanted it immediately, but figured that, since Kids was made in 1991 and the character in question was male, my chances of finding one like it were low. But then, the very next day, I went into Goodhood, just off Hoxton Square, where I found these sunglasses, and guess what? Yes! They had the exact T-shirt. Is that not fucking weird?

I thought so. So weird, I thought, I’d better buy it. It’s by Sophomore, which is another one of those overpriced cult American T-shirt brands, like LnA or Splendid. I’ve since suffered a slight panic that wearing T-shirts referencing bands from one’s youth is very ageing, and that me in this is not so far away from those beardy old rockers who still wear their Thin Lizzy T-shirts, but fuck it.

If you’d prefer something less grunge and more cheerful, I like this one by Wood Wood, also available at Goodhood.


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New sunglasses

They’re by RetroSuperFuture, a brand I’d never heard of two weeks ago but am suddenly seeing everywhere. They were £110 from Goodhood, which while not cheap, isn’t nutso expensive for designer sunglasses. Victoria Beckham wants 495 quid for hers.

I also love their collaboration with Liberty:

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Woof woof

Did you know that, every morning between 8.30am and 9.30am, Hoxton Square becomes a dog park? And there was you thinking it was just for drunks and wankers.

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