vendredi 15 mai 2009

Tell it like it is

As I mentioned in the last post, I wore a suit to work a couple of days ago.

Such is the rarity of the event that I had a bit of a panic when I got the suit out of the wardrobe. The thing is, I have a few suits, but they are mostly at my Mother's house (because I never wear them). So, I only actually have the one here in paris - the one that I bought for my cousin's wedding last September.

Unfortunately - well actually I think it's fortunately - I have lost a fair bit of weight since the wedding. This means that the suit wasn't exactly a snug fit. Keeping my trousers up was a major issue (keep the jokes to yourself). Not classy.

Anyway, I arrived in the office and Debbie, from her coign of vantage behind her desk, surveyed the chic-ness that was my elegant get-up.

Now, despite the fact the suit was a little large, I still think I looked very chic. Dark blue suit, lovely shirt (white, with fine pin stripes in brown and electric blue) good shoes (Kenneth Cole, thank you) all topped off with my usual elegant demeanour and winning smile.

"Is your suit navy blue?" said Debbie.

"Yes, it is," said I. Navy blue has always been my favourite colour for suits.

"It would be better in black".

"But....."

"You look like my Grandfather. Blue is for old people. You should have bought a black suit."

Jesus, sweetheart, tell it like it is. Hold no punches. Don't spare my feelings.

Today I'm sat here in jeans, trainers and a black Nike track jacket, looking casually stylish, stylishly casual. It's Friday, after all.

"I suppose that today you think you are 20 years old," said Debbie as she entered the office.

I declined to comment.

26 commentaires:

Henry North London a dit…

You can't win with social psychopaths, they would find fault with anything

Mike a dit…

i think i like debbie.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Henry, she's particularly contrary at the moment. Think it may be her special time....he he

Mike, I do too. As a rule. But sometimes she's a bit too direct...

Lola a dit…

You mean you aren't 20 years old?

wontletlifedefineme a dit…

I agree with Debbie. *tries an innocent smile*

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Lola, I'm double 20. That's as bad as it sounds....

Marjolein. Don't get trying that innocent smile young lady. It doesn't work. I'll have you blog-blocked if you keep on agreeing with Debbie!!! he he

Peter a dit…

Don't you have something nice or not so nice to say over Debbie's dress sence? And we would like to hear that too.

Daisy a dit…

Navy blue is the best colour ever and I'm sure it suits you very well! How did the dinner with boss and LPF go, did she get the picture?! x D

Myopic Psychotic a dit…
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cb a dit…

"And you look like 20 pounds of shit stuffed in a 10 pound sack" would have been my reply

La Mom a dit…

You crack me up. Don't worry, I have a friend who was sat down and lectured to about wearing blue vs. black socks with his ill-fitting suit.

La Mom
An American Mom in Paris

Daryl a dit…

For her birthday you might get Debbie a gift certificate to Charm School, who does she think she is, me?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Peter, you inspire me! That's coming up soon, he he

Daisy, navy blue IS the best colour (just not for hands...). I think after dinner with me and LPF she got the message...I mean, how couldn't she?

CB, I wish I had said it....really....

Brett a dit…

More Debbie, she sounds like a female Garfield!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

La Mom, normally the french like to wear white socks with everything....I'm surprised they know any other colour exists...

D, I think she could be a New Yorker in disguise...

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Brett, she's a female worry. That's what she is. ha ha.

aims a dit…

You're making us fall in love with Debbie.

Does she know?

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Aims, does Debbie know about the blog? I certainly hope not! Shame really, she'd love the attention...

Valleys Mam a dit…

LOL .......sometimes u just have to make a mark.I love aman in a welltailored suit with a crisp shirt and really wham tie.
Debbie I guess has yet to find her style
Today I had to give evidence to a commssion.
So Black touser suit . black T shirt with Tinkerbell in blue green,pink and gold crystals; pink shoes
Well you jusy have too -wonder what debbie would have said to that.
Did u wear those yellow shoes

Pure Poser a dit…

You may be double 20, but you're a sexy double 20.

You should've bitch-slapped her! She clearly doesn't know much about fashion! Blue is in this year for men!

The Mutant a dit…

Debbie sounds divine, as long as you only point her at other people and never at yourself!

When it comes to suits, I only have one, it's as old as me, it used to belong to my father and I'll probably fit into it properly in about 20 kilograms time so I get the feeling you're doing a whole lot better than I am!

Next time though you should probably team a navy suit with a paislet shirt in electric orange and a pink striped tie, that ought to send ol' Deb into meltdown!

Victor a dit…

She's got your number.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

VM - the beautiful yellow hi-tops have been seen recently. But not with the suit. Now that you mention it though....

Poser - bitch-slapping is largely frowned upon in the boss/employee relationship. I'll bear it in mind tho!

Mutant, that sounds like a lovely outfit. Maybe I should get the yellow hi-tops out after all.

Victor. As do the rest of you, sir. he he

Anthony a dit…

You paid £50 for a track jacket?!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

LaTanya, that's the UK price. I buy in euro's dearest.

12ontheinside a dit…

When all else fails, just act like you're 20 too. Oh, hang on.... ;)