Saldi, saldi, saldi!


Saldi, saldi, saldi!

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Sales, sales, sales! We arrived in Bologna on 23 February and the next day the first order of business was to get the phone service clarified for my phone and buy a SIM card for Karen’s. Then to combat jet-lag and start getting re-acclimated we went for a long walk. Wow, everything is on sale. Fantastic. The weather is unusually mild for winter here so maybe this is the time to buy a nice leather jacket to replace my aging and timeworn one that I left back in Oakland this year.IMG_1379 IMG_1380 IMG_1381 IMG_1382 IMG_1383 IMG_1384 IMG_1385 IMG_1386

Some signs are more subtle and artsy than others

Some signs are more subtle and artsy than others

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So I went to what has become my favorite shopping street, San Felice, and perused the offerings. I saw one leather jacket, an updated take on a classic motorcycle jacket. Marked down by 40% – not bad at all. I tried it on and asked the sales guy to take a photo so I could check with my fashion advisers. I looked at other options both on that street and a couple of others.

The motorcycle jacket that I liked - alas problems with the fit.

The motorcycle jacket that I liked – alas problems with the fit.

So I went back the next day and first went to the store across the street that also had some nice looking jackets. One very much appealed to me, even more than the motorcycle jacket. The guy offered me an even greater discount. I crossed the street and tried the original motorcycle jacket that caught my eye. The fit was not really quite right so I tried a different style which I also liked. Then back across the street with full intent to buy the one that I really loved. Unfortunately it was just too tight. He assured me that it would stretch out. It probably would stretch some but I feared being stuck with a very stylish but not very wearable 200 euro jacket. So I went back and bought the compromise one that I also like a lot for 174 euros. It’s German made (not china), nice leather and should serve me well for years.

The one that I bought

The one that I bought – ooh, that hair – should have checked the mirror first!

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