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  • Started 5 months ago by Fatboysam
  • Latest reply from acsimpson

  1. Fatboysam
    Member

    Hypothetically speaking, does anyone know where it might be possible to purchase a shirt near the West End, sometime before 9am?

    Posted 5 months ago #
  2. gembo
    Member

    Too late now but when I forgot my shirt I would go to Asda at Chesser, which would still probably be the closest supermarket open before 9 selling shirts.

    Hi polyester content in those shirts.

    Not saying you have forgotten your shirt Fatboysam, just saying I have forgotten my shirt before.

    Or maybe actually the Murrayfield Sainsbury, higher cotton content there. I used to buy shorts with side pockets from there but my wife has objected to them so I buy slightly dearer shorts now.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  3. Fatboysam
    Member

    Only an idiot would forget their shirt, so naturally I'm asking for a friend...ahem.

    I said friend has managed to borrow one and is glad the wind has died down today as he may have been blown away otherwise. A lunchtime shopping spree may be in order where one shirt will remain in the office permanently for just such occasions.

    Thanks for your suggestions, however, which I will pass to said friend just in case this event reoccurs.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  4. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Capital Mens' Outfitters in Dundas Street used to do a roaring trade in pre-nine o'clock shirt and tie special combo back in the days of RBS and Standard and Scottish Life dress codes.

    Both long gone and not missed much neither.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. gembo
    Member

    @IWRATS, Capital Men's - here is the story (Might work written down or might be spoken word only)

    Fred Cotton Senior took his son Fred Cotton Junior to Capital Men-swear to buy him a suit for his 18th. Father and son were builders known collectively as the Cotton Freds (quite subtle that I think for builders)

    Bothe were five foot tall and five foot wide. THey liked to have five pints after work before tea.

    Fred Senior asks the tailor I will call him Mr Clocherty (From Tutti Frutti) Eh, jist come for tae ask - do you have a suit to fit the boy? Mr Clocherty replied - If we do someone is getting the sack

    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Five pairs of gabardine hockey trousers?

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. gembo
    Member

    Miss Toner was his sidekick

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. barnton-to-town
    Member

    Capital Mens' would also iron the shirt free of charge, so it was a bit less obvious that that was where you'd sourced your shirt from that morning!

    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. chrisfl
    Member

    I may or may not have ended up in the Gyle buying a t-shirt this morning having discovered that like @Fatboysam's friend I too had failed to pack a shirt this morning.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  10. Blueth
    Member

    There used to be a place in lower Morrison Steet called the Shirt Shop which sold......shirts. Those in the know saw the, perhaps unintended, subtlety behind the Yamaha trials bike in the window.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  11. mcairney
    Member

    M&S on Princes St opens at 8am

    Posted 5 months ago #
  12. acsimpson
    Member

    Mcairney, a "friend" of mine can vouch for M&S's ability to supply a fine fitting shirt pre 9AM. However he can also vouch for his co-workers ability to point out the blatantly obviously new shirt he was then wearing.

    Primark also opens at 8 and might be a shorter walk but not somewhere said "friend" would choose to shop.

    Posted 5 months ago #

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