Men’s hats: I reverted to tweed – it was inevitable.

On Monday, I wrote an emotional blog about the passing of my old tweed cap. Just to show you that  I’m not really that nostalgic, yesterday, I bought a new one. Please don’t think badly of me but I’m already loving it. Old cap? What old cap?

I’ve been wearing tweed caps ever since my teens so I’m allowed to claim precedence over all those trendy models in tweeds that are now flaunting their stuff in glossy magazines.

I think men were originally born wearing tweed caps but if not, they grew them with their beards.

I would have been much too sad to go through February and March without one.

It was no struggle finding my new cap because, well, all things are possible here in Lewes, UK, especially as we have the splendid gentlemen’s outfitters run by Paul Clark in Lewes High Street.

Paul Clark’s website is being redesigned but here’s a link to the site for the main details:

http://www.paulclarkclothiers.com/

This is what it’s like inside. Put simply, wonderful. The shop interior photographs are by Rachel Whiting and were taken for Gap Interiors http://www.gapinteriors.com/featuredetails.asp?featureref=197 As you can see, I hope, it’s a brilliant mix of the old and the new.

As I say, everything is possible here in Lewes. Come and see us sometime soon.

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STEPHEN DEARSLEY’S SUMMER OF LOVE BY COLIN BELL

My novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love, was published  on 31 October 2013. It is the story of a young fogey living in Brighton in 1967 who has a lot to learn when the flowering hippie counter culture changes him and the world around him.


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