Those of you who are paying attention may recall my poignant story about a certain Diesel top and a certain incompetent tailor. I mentioned then that I occasionally haunt eBay looking for a replacement, but that I rarely find one.
Well I found one yesterday. The size was correct, the style was correct – everything in fact was correct except for one small detail. It was baby blue. But, in my feverish shopping frenzy, this didn’t stop me, oh no sir it did not.
And now I am the rather bemused owner of a pastel blue Diesel top, which as we speak is winging its way here from the UK. Total impulse shopping price: 12 pounds including postage. Not bad for a Diesel garment, but perhaps a tad too much for one that I will probably never wear.
As I pushed the “buy” button I had visions of dying the top from blue to dark grey. “Yes,” I mused, “It is but a bagatelle. Any dyer worth their salt will surely manage it.” And to help them along I have fiddled with photoshop and produced the above image showing the colour I actually want.
This isn’t impossible, surely? Somebody out there – please, anybody at all! – must know of a place in the Stockholm area that will dye clothes for hopeless eBay addicts in exchange for currency. How hard can it be?
And if not, then at least I have learned myself a valuable lesson. And 12 pounds for a valuable lesson is also quite a bargain. Right?