I’M beginning to wonder if the end of an era is looming – or do blokes suddenly change in terms of their sartorial elegance when they reach ‘a certain age.’
In Last Of The Summer Wine which we’ve now seen the last of in terms of new ones, Clegg is, of course, famous for his flat cap and tweed or checked jacket.
Walking around Huddersfield you’ll see hundreds of ‘old timers’ keeping that tradition very much alive.
But what happens in the coming years when they fade away?
What about those now in their 40s and 50s? Is there a point when they start to wear the jacket and cap? And, in the worst cases, invest in a tartan shopping trolley?
As I hurtle in the fast lane towards a certain milestone in terms of age I realise none of my friends would ever think to don such garb.
Perhaps over the coming 25 years or so the ‘flat cap brigade’ will get fewer and fewer and that Yorkshire tradition will fade away.
And what will replace it? Hoodies?