Thursday 3 July 2014

In Your Burberry Fishing Suit

Once upon a time in Arcadia, on a Thursday when the weather was particularly hot, ladies and gentlemen abroad on the dusty streets of London might be found kitted out in Burberry Fishing Suit, which was 'Workmanlike in plan, embodied liberty-giving devices such as Pivot Sleeves and expanding pleats and ensured freedom for casting or 'playing' fish'.   Made in Gabardine, woven and proofed it was said to exclude both rain and wind but was yet 'airylight and non-conductive and the coolest kit to wear on close days'.

Should you be a lady or a gentleman abroad on the dusty streets of London, today, Thursday 3rd July in this the Year of Our Lord 2014 you are invited to don your Burberry Fishing Suit and join me at my stall which for this week only and therefore for today only between the hours of 8am until 3, is situated OUTSIDE in the liberty-giving fresh air of Lamb Street, directly bordering the market building at Spitalfields Market in the district of London known as E.1.  As usual I will have with me a vast array of Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul and have been reliably informed by the market management that rain and wind will be excluded.  Thank-you.