Smashing Stamps Gromit

The Amies Maxim

All I want for Christmas is a Wallace tank top. Are you listening young Mrs Tweed? That is one seriously heavy-gauge hand-knit. They say red and green should never be seen, except on a fool, but Wallace has found a look that works for him.

“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” So goes that often used quote of Hardy Amies. It could certainly apply to Wallace. He's been wearing a white shirt, brown woollen trousers, green tank top and red tie since 1989, and they still look fresh. Not sure, however, of the choices for the Harvey Nichols shoot. The Amies maxim seems to be cast aside to all our discomfort.

Good to see this great British eccentric along with his faithful friend Gromit have been honoured on this year's Christmas stamps. And with the green tank top in place, as well as some nifty seasonal knitwear.


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