AA Grundi: A new fashion accessory on the Worksop catwalk
Whisper it quietly, but there could be a new sartorial trend among the youth of our town.
It’s a new fashion accessory as unique to Worksop as a Special Brew can strapped to a bike frame, or a fag behind a 10-year-old’s ear.
I was making my stately way along Ryton Street in the Bentley this week when I first spotted evidence of it.
It can only be described as the Pringle look – and sadly I’m not talking about a resurgence of the Scottish golf and fashion label.
As a group of young ladies passed, eyeing me with that mix of threat and bewilderment that only the youth of Worksop has truly mastered, I noticed one had a pipe of Pringles sticking neatly out of her coat pocket.
Not one of those mini travel pack style Pringles. Oh no. A full 15 inches, scoff-them-all-in-one-sitting-if-you-dare tube of the things.
It reminded me of one of those beer dispensing helmets you see on films with Adam Sandler in. Are they an emergency snack in case hypoglycemia sets in?
A kind of savoury, Worksop version of the mountaineer’s favourite Kendal Mint Cake?
Or can the youth of today simply not walk down the road without putting away a tube of crisps?
Either way, it was the jaunty angle it was protruding from her jacket pocket which impressed me the most.
This young lady was on Worksop’s catwalk and proud to show off.
Of course, it’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this town’s unique place in the world of fashion.
It’s a place where you regularly see smart shoes twinned with trackie bottoms and 20st women in hotpants
And if you were wondering about Pringle girl’s choice of flavour, I think they were those new tortilla nacho cheese ones - an excellent choice.