#MyArgyle - Fenn O'Meally

On early argyle memories and finding pieces to treasure in the attic.

My earliest argyle memory is definitely from when I was a kid. My mum had lots of clothes in the attic – all the ones that she didn't want to throw away! At the time I had really found a love for vintage and I used to go up to the attic and pull out things from her old wardrobe. I found an argyle jumper and wore it to school the next day. I remember feeling pretty special! The memory takes me to that time – I think I wore it with a simple pair of jeans, so that’s what I would do today.

My mum didn't wear the jumper anymore, but I think at first she was protective over her clothes, probably because I usually still something on them, but she came round pretty quickly and now loves it when I wear her wardrobe.

None of my friends wore argyle, so it was ‘my’ thing.

It’s so important to continue wearing pieces and not throw them away. Especially now, when there is such a focus on the environment and on waste. There is something very precious about breathing new life into old clothes.

There is something so beautiful about argyle. You can pair it with a simple pair of jeans and it somehow looks finessed – it's a classic. Normally, a jumper or a t-shirt and jeans need something added to it, but argyle doesn't need anything else.

I love a big baggy argyle jumper – it’s a statement, you don’t need to jazz it up. I’ve even worn the jumper with cycling shorts in the summer.

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