Sunday, 31 January 2016

#London Walks Guides' Tips For Winter Walkers No.9: The Famous Stand-By Coat

Outside in all weathers, the London Walks guides know a thing or two about battling the cold weather.

In this short series we're sharing our winter weather tips with our lovely London Walkers, a hardy bunch who join us rain or sleet in the winter months.

David adds…


Surely the last word* on Guides’ Tips for Winter Walkers.

Of the female persuasion at any rate.

Let’s count the ways – sashay them words down the catwalk.

1.     It’s rubberless
2.     Comes with a printed, legally binding guarantee to keep out all the rain. That’s “all the rain” – not “the rain”, not “some of the rain”, not “most of the rain.”
3.     It’s a woollen whipcord
4.     As opposed to a cold, clammy, linen-like fabric
5.     It’s made from Omne Tempus Cloth (need I say more?)
6.     It’s multipurpose – a boon to the War-worker and the “open-air” woman
7.     It’s “Ready-for-wear” or “To measure”
8.     It’s famous.
9.     It’ll stand-by you.
10. It’s triple-proofed.
11. It comes from “A Great House”
12. It’s got Madge inside it.
13. It’s London. We ain’t talking Oshkosh here.
14. The deal closer – it’s made by men-Tailors
15. It’s got no end of tongue-in-cheek possibilities.

*Make that words plural. And illustrated words at that.

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