Ok here we go…. My trunk from The Chapar has arrived!
And once it’s open…
The envelope stuck on the top of the box contains the notes from my stylist Hannah, the manifest and price list plus some notes on some of the products. For example there’s a bit of detail about a belt, some shirts and so on. All very useful. The sort of facts I would like to be told whilst trying things on. For example there’s some great insight on the founder of Meryn (who produce hand-made leather belts — completely new to me. This is what The Chapar is all about!)
I had a look down the price list:
I’m sure you will agree nothing is crazy. Yes the blazer/jackets are quite steep (£340/£375 is moving swiftly toward tailor rates) but that’s to be expected.
I am approaching it all with an open mind.
I did have a bit of a moment as I pulled back the orange (on-brand) tissue paper and saw all the smart clothes. And what looks like a casual tie! Is this for me?
Well. At least I’m not in a shop with folk staring.
Hannah wrote, “Please try everything,” (underlined!) in her introductory letter. I shall definitely do so.
My biggest challenge now is finding the time to actually do the trying-on.
I do like how they’ve tied bundles of clothes together with string. And I like the scarf. That’s a wicked idea as I was *just* thinking about buying one from the nearest shop given the weather’s got rather chilly. Smart thinking Hannah.
I am feeling rather excited. Let’s see how things go when I can get time to properly try everything.
Meanwhile if you’d like to try it out, head over to The Chapar and let me know how you get on.