Updated: Nov 8
I’d had my eye on them for a while. Admiring from a distance, but never quite ready to commit… but then something changed. I got a fringe! And it turns out this seemingly unrelated event was the push I needed to take the plunge and buy my first pair of dungarees. Perhaps because the last time I had a fringe probably coincided with the last time I wore dungarees, about twenty years ago…
Anyway, the combination of my lack of fashion sense (or caring) and big boobs (uncinched waists tend to result in a tent-like effect) had made me baulk at spending £50+ on this particular trend, but a £39 ‘heavy cotton twill’ lilac pair in the Lucy and Yak sale proved too hard to resist. I was a first-time Lucy and Yak customer but the quick arrival, beautiful (and compostable) packaging, and surprisingly flattering ‘Erro’ design has just secured them a new fan. The product info says continued wear will soften the tough denim-like material and to start with it does bunch a bit round the middle when you sit down, but I don’t need to be told twice, I’ll be living in this new get-up for at least the next few months of Winter lockdown!
Lucy and Yak is an ethically-minded and slow-fashion company based in Brighton who prioritise employee benefits and are a living-wage employer. Every piece is hand-made in India at the factory they work closely with and are helping move to 100% solar power. They use low-impact dyes and usually 100% organic cotton in all their designs.