I have to admit I have not been noted for being the world’s most stylish person.
I would normally wear a combination of standard denim jeans — Joker — and check shirt or High Street polo — Esprit — with some mountain wear like North Face or Mammut and a pair of battered old Campers.
It didn’t help that at about 106kg I was about 15-16 kilos over a vaguely normal weight 3 months ago.
In summary, I looked like crap.
And when I went shopping with my wife or her sister in fashionable stores, I would just say “this stuff doesn’t suit me”.
All that changed when I:
- lost 15 kilos in 3 months
- walked into the main Giorgio Armani in Florence
- tried on some Giorgio Armani pants, not ever meaning to buy anything
- listened to Roberto, who made me try some shirts and jackets too.
Is that me in the mirror? Seriously? What the hell just happened?
And that’s when I realized I had to change.
So I made a decision: I will buy only the best quality clothing possible from this day forward.
And I’m going to start right now.