Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


Published: Irish Times, September 19 2009

“Fashion, for most Irish men, is a song we heard once, whose tune we half-remember and whose words we never knew…”

We Irish men are renowned for our sartorial nous and exquisite appreciation of couture. When we’re not pouring over style bibles, we’re scouring clothes shops and boutiques for bargains, mixing and matching styles, and talking, always talking, about the latest designs and trends. Fashion is like a drug to us. One we cannot get enough of.

Well, okay . . . not all of the above is strictly true. In fact, if any of it applies to you, you’re one of a prominent, but demographically paltry, minority. Read the rest of this article here.

September 21st, 2009.

5 Responses to ““Fashion, for most Irish men, is a song we heard once, whose tune we half-remember and whose words we never knew…””

  1. Colin Says:

    Gotta admit I dress pretty much the same way as I always have, just less wooly jumpers.

    My one attempt lately at becoming more fashionable amounted to buying a jacket in ‘Urban Outfitters’. It was reduced from 200 to 50 euro. Thought I’d be losing money by not buying it.

    One day after I got it, I was slated for my purchase by a mate, accussed of having been converted over to the Dublin fashion elite. One Jacket.

    And by the way, it’s almost 2010, where the fuck are the ‘Back to the Future II’ self adjusting/drying jackets and self-tying shoes. You can keep the poxy cap, Marty !

    (Mumbles something about flying cars)

  2. Eoin Says:

    If I was to hazard a guess who that friend was, Colin, would I be correct?

  3. Kev Says:

    That’s not the illustration they used in the times eoin!

  4. Eoin Says:

    Correct Kev, they mocked up a picture of me dressed in really uncool clothes. The irony, of course, is that, Christmas jumper aside, those clothes were actually a fair bit snazzier than anything I own…

  5. Colin Says:

    Dunno Eoin, you good at hitting fish in a barrel with a shotgun ?

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