“and thus I clothe my naked villainy…”

…as Shakespeare has his Richard III declaim. The quotation in full is:

“And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With odd old ends stol’n out of holy writ,
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.”

Which, it must be said, is probably not the sort of thing I ought to be putting into a Mission Statement.

Anyway, I now have a costume I can wear whenever I want to feel like I’m a retail minion in the service of the Big W, whenever my spin cycle has failed to complete, and whenever I want to stop people asking me “do you work here?”*

After villainously clothing myself and several minions, we have a couple spare, so if anyone would like to walk about advertising the business in some far and distant land, please get in touch – they have the shop’s details on the back. (£12.50 plus postage if you’re interested. Why prostitute yourself for anything less?).

Contractual obligations mean I have to say that the shirts were designed by Bob & Laura at Sheenan Bright, and knocked into shape by Jackie and Derek at Spiral Screenprints. But I’d have done that anyway as they are all lovely people. Links to their things below:


also on Instagram @sheenanbright


occasionally on Twitter https://twitter.com/spiralprinting

*it hasn’t worked yet. My best response so far has been “No, I’m the charges d’affairs for the Peruvian Mission to the Court of St. James”. It did not go down as well as it might have done.

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