What I am wearing
My hair shaven short, by design, though shaped by cruel circumstance.
One of two pairs of bespoke Anglo-American spectacles, each identical in shape, but different in colour; a black frame for distance, and a horn-rimmed pair for reading.
A home-knitted Falmouth Navy coloured roll neck gansey, in a pattern called ‘Polperro Musician’, over
a maroon Marks and Spencer V-necked sweater and
a yellow ‘Hope Not Hate’ T-shirt I bought from Philosophy Football for the election in 2010.
A pair of ‘boot-cut’ Sainsbury’s jeans, bought in haste in Norwich, after the trousers I was wearing were ripped climbing out of the car. They only had my waist size in boot-cut. I am still comfortable in flares after all these years.
Marks and Spencer briefs and cotton socks. Black.
A pair of Homies slippers. I can’t remember what the pattern is called, but when I went to interview John Shuttleworth in his modest home for the North/South divide programmes, I noticed he was wearing a pair in the same pattern.
A Swiss Railway watch.
A silver wedding ring.
When I went out to see my step-daughter’s school play this evening, I replaced the slippers with
an old pair of Timberland boots. Over my sweaters I wore
a Dickies Hi-Vis padded jacket, twenty five quid from the builders merchants in Presteigne.
I thenk yew.