03 April 2005
Men's fashion: I don't get everything for free
"Too many homes are without a full-length mirror." The Observer compiles whits of wisdom from male fashion editors: "David Beckham has a lot to answer for, with his highlights, crazy jeans, spray-on tan... Why do so many straight men want to look like a gay idol? ... I don't get everything for free, but I do get amazing gifts. The best was a full-length chocolate-brown leather Yves St Laurent coat. Pretty special... A cashmere jumper is worth the extra money... The item I've owned the longest is a Junior Gaultier cropped trouser suit, paid for by hard graft at rubbish Saturday jobs. In the early 90s it looked the business in the Midlands... I rarely think that clothing is worth the full retail price... My biggest mistake was a DIY hairstyle. I wanted Bowie-esque blond hair, but tried doing it myself with a pair of thinning scissors and a couple of bottles of Sun-In. The result was patchy and orange—tragic."