22 September 2008

Childhood Favourites







My weekend was mildly eventful, I actually managed to stroll along to the park and take a few photographs, which sounds relatively minor, but for me was anything but. Unfortunately it seems the price I have to pay for such pursuits nowadays is a day in bed with some internal bleeding, however life is full of such wonderful compromises - we learn to overcome them.

My outfits have been below par, however I decided to post them for the simple fact that I was wearing articles of clothing, that although are far from exciting, brought back many childhood memories. The first piece you can see is a simple t-shirt with some of favourite superheroes (...ok, so Gambit and Wolverine from X-Men are missing, as is Spiderman), which I adore as it allows a 'grown up' take on a childhood memory.

The second set of photographs show my wine coloured corduroy jeans, on a rather dull outfit in all honesty. However, I remember as a child having a similar coloured pair of corduroy dungarees (overalls, if you will). They were one of my favourite articles of clothing, as were my dark blue corduroy jeans. For that sheer feeling of childish joy, I decided to buy a pair that I could now wear. The day started in Doc Martens, but after lugging them around for a few hours, I gave in to wearing plimsoles for my evening wander through the park.

There is something about buying an article of clothing, however plain, that you were fond of as a child, that gives the greatest sense of joy.

Currently playing: The Magic Roundabout - Sway (in order to understand the concept behind this song, you ought to know that 'The Magic Roundabout' was a children's show, originally aired in France, that was broadcast in the UK during the 1960s/70s. It has since achieved cult status among a certain generation, due to the dry wit that is oddly, given its intended audience, more often appreciated by adults than children)

xxxx

25 comments:

  1. LOVE the cords, that whole outfit is great, simple and relaxed/casual. those are my fave kinds of outfits!
    childhood fave of mine would have to be the teenage mutant hero turtles, i stil have my Donatello puppet :)
    sea @ fashionsqueah!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, I hope you are feeling okay. The idea of you suffering so just to take a walk is very disheartening indeed.

    I hope you're taking it easy.

    I love the wine-colored cords. They're very cool, even in a "dull" outfit. I also like the Super Friends t-shirt.

    Take care of yourself.

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the Super Friends tee and the wine colored pants. :) So glad to see your new posts up!! I love your Hollywood name by the way, Alexander. I'm Alexandria. ;) Cute. Oh and thanks so very much for the Birthday wishes as well as the compliments!! <3

    xo/ fashion chalet

    ReplyDelete
  5. i really love the super-friends shirt... it's superb! i want it too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I hope you're feeling better ... You look wonderful and the photos are stunning :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Dapper. It's good to see some new posts here. I actually began to worry. I hope you're better, and here's some magical get-well-soon-thoughts for you. Swoosh.

    I love that t-shirt on you. The outfit looks very Seth Cohen:P

    Toodles

    ReplyDelete
  8. I feel that wolverine is scary!!!! I prefer cyclops! hahaha I love the last photo! You match the hut very well!

    ReplyDelete
  9. A walk in the park is always a blessing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. i hope that you are feeling better soon.

    i think that as we get older, we go back to the things that made us happy as children.

    and gambit!! its funny, i have a gambit toy in one of my many junk drawers. i like the wine cords on you

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love those cords you're wearing! I've been thinking about corduroy pants for awhile now... And I'm sending you some good vibes to make you feel better!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. love the color combination of the cords and the sweater! and i especially love the last 2 photos!

    -issa

    ReplyDelete
  13. the photo of you on the white bench is love!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love your super friends tee, its so wacky and nerdy chic with the glasses.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm far too lazy to walk in the park.
    The park's a bit far.
    I like the pants, surprisingly, but that top has GOT to be the best tshirt ever made, next to maybe one featuring the smurfs.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ah i do love clothing that takes me back to old memories. Sometimes i store away clothes in boxes under my bed and forget about them only to rediscover them months or years later and attempt to take a fresh perspective on some of my old favorites.
    I find your cords and sweater very autumn-ready! Especially the colors. It makes me want to take evening strolls in English parks!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love those wine-colored corduroys and I would totally wear that shirt!

    ReplyDelete
  18. i am way too sentimental for my own good. whenever i see care bears i practically squeel with joy.

    and those cords are freaking awesome. i've been trying to con the bf into getting some from aa. very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  19. dear dapper kid. I didn't realise how serious your condition was.
    Hope you're taking it easy. right?

    On a lighter note, that tee with the super heroes made me smile.

    wine coloured corduroy is very charming too. wish my guy wears stuff like that. :P

    ReplyDelete
  20. If I could still fit into Masters of the Universe t-shirt I'd look like a hagged tragic Gary Glitter wannabe and no one what's to be in that gang!

    ReplyDelete
  21. i really love the super man/friends shirt, i can already imagine what to wear it with--cute!

    ps: thanks for always stopping by with sweet comments...rocks!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Super Friends!!

    coolest t-shirt ever!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. The Super Friends! A blast from the past. I I love how you layered the shirt. It makes it look more mature, than it would've looked without layering it. :]

    ReplyDelete
  24. you have great style, im showing your blog to a friend of mine as inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your outfits are always so lovely! :) I had a cute turtles t-shirt when I was a kid, I loved it soo much!! Hihi

    ReplyDelete