Ireland

It’s boots and briquettes time again

Jan 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Ireland

Starting a government job this week, our son had bought two good suits from a tailor in the high street, one of those places where the man in the shop has the name above the door, although the business is more than a hundred years old. He had ordered additional pairs of trousers which were to be collected. Standing in the shop, feeling very scruffy in old black shoes and shapeless trousers and pre-owned sports jacket, there was a sense of timelessness in the place, a realisation that things bought here might …