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9 September 2015 / leggypeggy

Poor John not fully embracing the spirit of Paris

men's clothing, Paris

Outfits galore in Paris

We’ve been in Paris for a few days and Poor John has quickly adopted the habit of devouring a couple of baguettes (slathered with cheese, pâté or other spreads) every day. He’s even volunteered to be first out the door in the morning to go on the day’s initial bread-buying expedition.

But I’m making no headway at all getting him out of his camping clothes and into something more fashionable. Just yesterday, we passed a shop specialising in elaborate men’s garments. The display windows were filled with temptations, but I couldn’t even get him to go in.

So what do you think?

jungle suit

Same shop, different display window


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  1. Gary Walker / Sep 9 2015 7:00 am

    I reckon I’m fashion challenged, too. I think PJ and I are more comfortable wearing cargo shorts and a tshirt.


    • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 7:02 am

      I knew you’d jump to his defence. He’ll be delighted.


      • Gary Walker / Sep 9 2015 7:17 am

        We boys gotta stick together. Regards to PJ!!!!


      • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 7:18 am

        Will do.


  2. Dorothy / Sep 9 2015 7:35 am

    The lampshades with netting on would be good for keeping the mozzies off but I think I prefer the old pith helmet style. I have a lightweight pith helmet with a solar powered fan built in which blows air through a sponge which you can wet which makes it an air conditioned pith helmet. Now with your travels that would be a better hat for yourself and John. My son sent it to me when I was in PNG. He bought it from L.V.Martins a NZ company but it was made in China. The rest of the outfits are ridiculous, with so many buttons by the time Poor John got to bed you would be up and on your next adventure. Hope Paris is a more relaxing holiday for you, no looking out for tigers behind every bush. Loving your posts. Running out of memories to write about on mine.



    • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 4:50 pm

      I thought of mosquito nets too. 🙂
      And yes, the outfits are ridiculous, which is why I had to share them even if Poor John refused to try on one.
      I’ve enjoyed the memories on your blog.


  3. Jamie Dedes / Sep 9 2015 7:43 am

    Hmmm! I think under the circumstances, I’d go with the old camp clothes as well. What fun. Sounds like you are having a good time, Peggy.


    • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 4:57 pm

      We are having fun, and we’re both still wearing camp clothes. I think Libby wishes we’d spruce up a bit.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Ralph / Sep 9 2015 7:53 am

    My sympathies Poor-John…



  5. blondieaka / Sep 9 2015 8:23 am

    Ha Ha I think you were lucky to get him out of the bread shop…


  6. Curious to the Max / Sep 9 2015 9:31 am

    You need to change strategies – burn his clothes, buy one of the outfits (probably the animal print to start with) and tell him that it’s what all the rugged manly men are wearing in the bush.

    Prior to this, start supplementing the baguettes with lots of French wine. If he drinks as much wine as he’s eating baguettes I think it might work . . .


  7. Vicki / Sep 9 2015 9:36 am

    Methinks Poor John a very wise man indeed….


    • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 9:40 pm

      I really can’t blame him, but I couldn’t resist teasing him.


  8. Don & Perry Burns / Sep 9 2015 10:15 am

    Let sleeping dogs Šlie — not quite his scene!


  9. Mama Cormier / Sep 9 2015 11:22 am

    I’d have to side with John on this one but tell him to easy on the baguettes or he won’t fit into his camping clothes.


  10. Steve Favinger / Sep 9 2015 11:22 am

    Do they actually ever sell any of that stuff? And if they do, who in God’s creation buys it? The only place to wear it would seem to be in your own home at night with the lights off.


    • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 9:41 pm

      I’m guessing it’s just window dressing or what you suggest—at home in the dark.


  11. Joanne T Ferguson / Sep 9 2015 11:39 am

    Like the Beatles song….Let It Be! 🙂 Comfort vs Style always works for me!


  12. suchled / Sep 9 2015 1:08 pm

    Advice from ‘down under’ to Poor John. You stick to your guns Fella and don’t be swayed by the blonde chick.


  13. Jane / Sep 9 2015 1:17 pm

    Hmm…there are a lot of Poor John supporters. I’m thinking he needs to embrace the culture a little more, if only so you can get some funny shots for the blog to give us a good laugh! I’m sure you’ve made sacrifices for him. in the past… 😉


    • Jolandi Steven / Sep 9 2015 1:41 pm

      I have to agree with you, Jane. Poor John certainly has a lot of supporters, but then again, I also wouldn’t mind a photograph or two! Keep stirring, Peggy.

      Liked by 1 person

      • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 10:42 pm

        Photographs would be good, but the lucky guy is surrounded by supporters.

        Liked by 1 person

    • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 10:41 pm

      Good point Jane. I’ll have to talk sacrifices and try not to become one.


  14. Jolandi Steven / Sep 9 2015 1:39 pm

    Oh, dear! Poor John, indeed. I also think baguettes are far more interesting and worthy of attention. But then again . . . when in Paris . . . 😉


    • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 10:04 pm

      He’s sticking to the baguettes. Already finished his second for the day and it’s only 2pm.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. tony / Sep 9 2015 1:45 pm

    I’m with John


    • leggypeggy / Sep 9 2015 3:59 pm

      Too be honest, I don’t know a man who would jump into this gear.


  16. lmo58 / Sep 9 2015 5:32 pm

    It does look a tad unconventional for Poor John. However, I’m sure if you looked really, really hard, you might find a shop Poor John likes that would help make him looked a little spruced up.


  17. lulu / Sep 9 2015 9:47 pm

    I see why he prefers to make the bread run!😉


  18. travellerdee / Sep 9 2015 11:42 pm

    hard to understand his reluctance. These would take you anywhere really.

    cheers Denise


    • leggypeggy / Sep 10 2015 6:05 am

      Oh dear, I wish you’d been here to tell him that.


  19. Laurie / Sep 10 2015 1:46 am

    Too funny. Poor John!


    • leggypeggy / Sep 10 2015 6:04 am

      He’s feeling pretty pleased with himself today—he hasn’t had to go back to the store and try on clothes.


  20. LaVagabonde / Sep 10 2015 3:23 pm

    Oh my.


  21. Schnippelboy / Sep 12 2015 4:38 pm

    Also diese Kleidung braucht kein Mensch.
    Brotshops sind so etwas wie ein kleines Paradies


    • leggypeggy / Sep 12 2015 5:17 pm

      You’re right—bread shops are little paradises.


  22. thegreyeye / Sep 12 2015 5:35 pm

    Hahaha, I had same thing with my boyfriend


  23. chattykerry / Oct 3 2015 2:57 am

    No wonder he didn’t want to go into those shops – a soupcon effete, perhaps? Poor, dear John 🙂


    • leggypeggy / Oct 3 2015 3:56 pm

      I knew he wouldn’t go in, but I did make him at least look in the window. Just for a laugh.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. barkinginthedark / Oct 6 2021 9:13 am

    oh those yummy baguettes. continue…

    Liked by 1 person


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