Well, almost. I’ll explain. I had this bright idea some time ago, but never did anything about it until today. You see, my work shirts wear out, usually around the collar and the cuffs, but the rest of the garment remains in a pretty good state. This means I am a wee bit reluctant to throw the things away. OK, call me a cheapskate, but I’ve decided to recycle my shirts. In fact, I popped into my local tailor to ask him if he could carry out certain modifications to my ‘seen-better-days’ shirts, namely, turn the collar into a granddad style (which I love, incidentally) and lop a section of the sleeves to create a short sleeved summer shirt. ‘No problem’, said the man. ‘How much’, I enquired. ’15 Euros’, came the reply. New shirt, at least double this price, so I said ‘Go ahead, customise my shirt’, thinking, ‘Hey, this is a clever little idea’. ‘OK’, said the man, ‘Lot’s of people do this, you know’.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
So much for original thinking. Anyway, I do think it’s a good thing to do, and I’ll end up with a cool ‘new’ shirt.
Italians, the great shirt recyclers. Bet you never knew that. I didn’t.