Buying clothes (or shoes) online, is fraught with danger. Your package could contain too small, too big, wrong colour, cheap and tacky, or just plain unlike anything you thought you'd ordered.
I needed a new 'working jacket'; something any self respecting painter could wear without feeling ashamed of him/herself.
I rather fancied a classic French Blue Workman's jacket; but in black. I couldn't find one, but I've seen them around, being worn; so they must be available somewhere.
What I did find was the below. A classic working man's jacket, made from heavy denim, and with plenty of pockets for pencils pens etc.
The jacket was originally priced online at €25, but had been reduced to about €10.50 including postage.
When it came to payment time it actually cost €7.50 including postage. A bloody bargain if ever there was one.
I'm pleased to say, it's the perfect size, the quality is far better than I'd expected, and, look, it even has a little fancy lining inside the top.
I can still hardly believe that it turned out so well. It came from that well known French Maison de haute couture, Kiabi (ahem). It didn't say where it was made, but I have my suspicions.