Afternoon Style Merchants. Addressing my televisual/cinematic scene this week. Somethings gotta give. Been a disciple of Close-Up off Brick Lane (click) for years, under guidance of Holden, but now its all coming apart at the seams, including areas of my abdomen. Just going down there to choose new films, pay outstanding fines and generally clear head space was good meditation/reboot, but now they're moving the goal posts. It's timely. No longer is it 'hire what you fancy' for a fixed £10/month. Now its all gone to shit. Been trying to hire Bad Lieutenant (with Harvey Keitel, obviously*) but can't even get hands on copy of that. Maybe need to drag myself into the new world? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNxTJYsegKU

(*Forget the new one. Nicolas Cage looks like Alan Partridge playing an ulcerated Deputy Head Master).  I'd really like to do a feature on the best travel suits on outlaw junky cops out in the field. I simply don't think my editors are gonna go for it under current climate though.


Ready, Steady, Cook. <need better caption>

So its time to deal with the modern age of home film/TV consumption and get NetFlicks or Sky, or whatever you lot been watching. Talking of modern, new travel suits, yeah? Ideal for a naughty cop to sit about in his big car all day, then go on a bender in looking presentable. Have a brass or two maybe. Unlined, breathable for summer/day time drug taking. Made in New Zealand wool woven by Loro Piana. High twist yarn give natural bounce back etc. for light skirmish. Now in five new check versions, function as separates too. Really like em. Stick one on Harvey, you look quite mental swaying bout with your tadger out like that.


Paul Smiths' new travel suits. They are check now and in LP wool.

Been dying to re watch Bad Lieu'.. I've begun to realise I've been sending out DVDs to people as gifts and they never even get back to me. They don't watch them, do they? They just think am so out of date. The fuckers. Well have this: I only ever watch 10 o'clock news (sometimes), Newsnight (usually) and Family Guy (always). Don't need special channels for those. Its all gonna change now, though. They'll be sorry. 


Derby Keitel.

Talking of change; Keitels tonk-for-Middle-Age but never-the-less Derby-fied figure reminds me-I must launch my Bowie-Changes-Marathon plan on here ASAP. I've acquired fat back add ons, and effectively an inner tube of additional blubber sitting above the belt line of some of my bespoke suit trousers. Sat at desk right I now have what is approximately a Karahi Lamb and a prawn Dhansak strapped inside my navy stretch Sunspel wife beater at waist height.  What the point of bespoke if you're not in shape? Actually…isn't it that…never mind. Anyway, seriously can't believe its there, but equally can't shake it off with normal training, ffs. Something has changed. Something bad has happened. Cant allow it either though. So a new system shall come to pass. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, there's other Keitel dark physical stuff happening to me. Anyone remember Charlie's bad dream from Mean Streets? Try doing that one for real.  It's quite challenging stuff. 

Stubbs out.