|Hadley - |
let her tell you what
to wear in the field
Is is permissible to wear Gray Nicolls gloves with Kookaburra pads?
Well Bob, the Fantasy is all yours. On the assumption that we're not talking incontinence pads here, there are trends and there are trends. It is one of the miracles of evolution that to a fashionista what was so yesterday today can tomorrow seem so today and tomorrow can be so yesterday again. Yesterday all your troubles might have been Gray Nicolls gloves but now you can take the Kerry Katona line - and she has taken a whole mess of lines. Gloves are there for a purpose - to make your hands look elegant and swan neck like and all that a Southern Belle at her first ball could want. A glove that does this for you can sit with any pad. All you need is love.
In which fielding positions should the balaclava be worn?
When the Lord, in that infinite wisdom that was His exclusive property before it was blabbed all over by the 24 hour rolling Old Testament news service thus blowing His intellectual property rights, invented the balaclava, He, (and I stick with gender convention in the He-ness of the big He) maybe had in mind a purpose for it. Before prophet became profit, He had The Fashion Sense of All Fashion Senses. 'Maybe on the ski slope,' He thought. 'Maybe for terrorist type activities such as will become popular in the land of milk and honey. But I'm not thinking cricket here. No way Moses.' So what I'm saying here FB, is if your spirit moves you to don the balaclava on the greensward, you are Out There Big Time, you truly are the Lady Gaga, the J P Gaultier of the cricket world. You must face up to your responsibilities, even though your face would be covered. I'm not saying never never and I recognise that the cold wind doth blow in, and round, your parts, but hey Bob, the Paris shows have been balaclava-light for a reason. Think about it.
Should that baggy old sleeveless sweater be worn so it covers the bum entirely or should it let some of the elegant curve of one's derriere be visible?
Hems go up and hems come down. So, Bob, now we're talking serious fashion dilemma. It is the age old problem from the first inhabitants of the Garden of Eden to Miss Britney Spears costuming herself for her latest presentation. How much to show and how much to leave to the imagination of the watcher? But this imagination thing is quite out of fashion in our era. Nothing can be left to it - it has been inheritance-taxed out of existence. It is dispossessed. Our time is show time. So cut your cloth accordingly.