Thursday, 6 December 2012

Pe-emptive Repair

Strolling through John Lewis's today I noticed some jackets for sale with leather patches on their elbows.

I recall that in my youth one could buy jacket repair kits consisting of two elbow patches and two cuff reinforcers, but I'm surprised that manufacturers should have so little confidence in the durability of their products that they sell them ready repaired.

I wonder if it is possible to buy ready darned socks?

1 comment :

Sasha said...

That's interesting. Last week I bought a navy-blue woollen jersey for John from John Lewis, and was taken aback to note that it had grey fabric elbow patches already in place.

I think this must be a fashion statement.