A woman from Langland has been spotted on Newton Road in Mumbles not wearing Joules or Fat Face branded clothing.
Mum-of-two Theresa Connell appeared ‘almost nonchalant’ as she paraded past a busy Jones Bar wearing what looked like a combination of H&M, Topshop and ASOS branded clothing and accessories.
Theresa said: “I kind of fell into the whole Joules and Fat Face thing because all the other Mums up the school were wearing it.
“I looked at myself in the mirror one day as I zipped up ‘that’ navy Fat Face gilet everyone has and I just wondered why I looked so fucking stripy and nautical.
“I really didn’t think there’d be an issue wearing clothes that weren’t navy and white, or mustard coloured that didn’t have an anchor or ghastly pink flowers on them. How wrong was I?”
Onlooker Cheryl Gray said: “I didn’t know what to make of her. At first I thought she looked quirky, but after speaking to my friends in Jones Bar, I realised her outlandish look of ripped skinny jeans and animal print jacket just didn’t belong down here.
“We’re not all about Joules, Seasalt and Fat Face. Personally I’d have been OK with her wearing some John Lewis or White Stuff, or even expensive workout gear despite not actually doing any exercise.
“Frankly she looked like she belonged in the Uplands.”
Theresa added: “I’ve been completely ostracised. Some women have even stopped their husbands from speaking to me in case I influence them into buying cheaper and more stylish clothes for them.
“Sometimes I put a parka on and wander around the house thinking about the good old days of judgement free fashion, with fashion being the operative word.
“When Seasalt and White Stuff arrive in Mumbles I may have to move.”