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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Looking & Keeping Cool on the Tube

It's getting pretty hot again in London. But because there's also been a lot of rain, there's that real dilemma of what to wear. On the London Underground you'll see a number of people in shorts, mini skirts, T-shirts, flip flops and sandals and an equal number wearing tights, cardigans, fleeces and boots.

Here's two approaches to looking cool on the Tube that I spotted in the last couple of days on the Northern Line. One I think looks really cool and is practical. The other ... well ... err ... isn't.

Northern Line Cool - Fan

Northern Line Cool? - Sunglasses inside

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know what I think about people who wear their sunglasses inside the Tube, specially when they're trying to read newspapers at the same time. And yes, I've heard all the comments about "well perhaps they've got eye problems" etc etc. Perhaps the guy above did. He got off at Old Street so could have been going to Moorfields Eye Hospital. However, they just don't look quite like prescription sun glasses to me. I'd put money on his final destination being more like Hoxton (home of trendy new media types) than Hospital.

Air Conditioning at Old Street

Top marks to "fan girl" though and I love the way her fan colour co-ordinates perfectly with her tights. Very cool! Much more cool than the platform exit of Old Street Tube station which decided it was cold enough to not switch on the comedic giant fans. Sadly that decision was wrong.

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