I have an exciting event coming up – which I had hoped to be able to announce by now, but cannot. Not the kind of happy personal thing which finds itself in those wee columns of newspapers, but something requiring a suit, I think, a proper suit.
Now, having dress-made for years I am pretty intolerant of a poor fit, and boring fabrics, and I started browsing. I began with a High Street chain. Fashionable cut, but terrible fabric. So I moved on to a much posher chain, specialising in such things. It was just a little dearer. Rather bland cut, rather bland fabric, and I began to suspect it would not be a good fit.
So I moved on to a company who offer a fitting service and, you guessed it, they were just a little dearer. Then I started looking at the options, and added a bit of colour here, and a pocket there, and, yes, it was just a little bit dearer.
And each step took me innocently from the inexpensive to the eye-watering.
Hum, far too soon to make a decision. Wait until common sense kicks back in, I think.