39 thoughts on “De Saturday Papers

  1. Bertie Blenkinsop

    I’m going to a wedding today as I may have mentioned before.
    I bought a lovely new 3 piece suit that against all odd I even fit in to.
    here’s the thing…
    in a moment of Peaky Blinders boxset madness I bought a pocket watch.
    I’ve been looking at YouTube to see how to wear it and everyone presenting the videos is a total knob.
    Are pocket watches cool or a terrible affectation?

    1. Frilly Keane

      Doesn’t matter

      Just wear it
      An come back n’ tell us what the reaction was

      C’mere are we going Paul Galvin’ish 3 piece
      Or Hotel Manager 3 piece Bert

    2. Yep

      Never rocked one but always thought they looked great. Weddings aren’t just for the ladies to dress up.

      Just don’t get smashed and joke ” sorry, did you ask the time?” and then take it out for the laugh.

      I’ve seen it done. It’s not cool and it’s not clever.

    3. Shayna

      Hey Bertie, it’s an Ask a Broadsheet Reader moment, if ever there was one. Perhaps if you ignore what you’ve seen on YouTube, think like a Peaky Blinder type and you go strut your stuff, girl! I imagine the wedding is back-grounded with spontaneous and unexplained flames, and puffs of smoke. It’s a nice accessory to a three-piece, perhaps a hat, also, worn jauntily – don’t forget, it’s The Bride’s Big Day!

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          If someone hasn’t thrown at least a table across the room, can it be counted as a success?

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            If the piano player doesn’t stop playing as someone is punched through the saloon doors the wedding is null and void.

        1. Shayna

          Yikes, I’ve a similar necklace from Oliver Bonas, but then as I consult the calendar, it transpires and it would appear, if my calculations are correct…. Jeezus.

          1. some old queen

            Frilly is right. Accessories should always compliment the symmetry of the neckline Shayna, especially with a dress of that design calibre.

          2. Frilly Keane

            Well Same’oh
            You’re now my very own Brendan Courtney

            So tell us
            Where is that frock from, any idea?

            Sum’ting else about that necklace
            It’s the kinda thing you’d see with a t-shirt and suit jacket and white convers
            Not me mind
            It looks like is made from the same material a toilet seat is
            Then there’s the other thing;
            Girls of a certain age should really wear the real thing – costume jewellery is for going on holidays and Ryan Air flights
            And people that use fake tan
            All year round

          3. Lilly

            Nah, costume jewelry can work for women of all ages. It’s all about choosing the right piece with the right outfit. There’s nothing worse than sticking on some bling and imagining it looks great because it cost the National debt. I work with a woman who is a genius at choosing her jewelry. I could start a Sartorialist-type blog, posting images of her accessories! It’s an art not even so-called stylists get right much of the time.

        2. Shayna

          I’m strangely wondering how Bertie got on with his three-piece suit and pocket watch. North Dublin wedding – there may be tykes involved?

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            Well since you asked Shayna… :)
            it got a lot of compliments and if anyone thought I looked like a sap they kept it to themself, at least to my face :)

    1. Nigel

      The finding was not that ”Sex differences are now “discriminatory & constitute sexual harassment.” That doesn’t even make sense as a statement. And no, it won’t.

          1. Nigel

            Yes he did. ‘Here are some stats to prove that women are biologically inferior to men.’ Wow, what a fantastic memo to send round to your co-workers in a sector plagued with misogyny.

          2. spudnick

            Ah here. Sure, Damore got what was coming to him, but ‘a sector plagued by misogyny’ is a tired tech trope. Google itself is the polar opposite these days. Everyone’s well aboard the inclusivity bandwagon.

            A few knobend Uber-type tech bro outfits shouldn’t unfairly characterise an industry that has just traditionally attracted more male nerds. Just because women aren’t equally nerdy does not equal misogyny.

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