Everyone has one piece of clothing which the rest of your peers, your wife, your partner, your girlfriend, your friends, your colleagues - all want to burn.
In the year 2001 I fell in love with the cardigan below when I was shopping at Matches in London. They were on sale and it was 70% off. It was reduced to 100 quid and as I approached it the supermodel Claudia Schiffer happened to walk in front of me to touch the sleeve and play with the fabric, then she turned and walked right out of my life. It must have been a talisman! I took the opportunity to pull it off the rack and try it on and I never looked back. I never looked back.
Somehow the love I bestowed upon this cardigan (which incidentally was made with gold buttons featuring a butterfly which I replaced with Holland & Sherry gold buttons over time) was never understood by anyone else. Whenever I wore it, especially in Sydney, people would remark 'Are you wearing women's clothes now?'
The other day I took out my treasure from a storage rack and I am going to make it my spring cardigan. My detractors can bugger off. As I used to say when people were insulting my cardigan and handling the sleeve 'hands off, don't bendy my Fendi'.