As you may have read, I’m slowly getting my GAP trousers together to make myself an Ultimate Tennant Suit
Progress will always be slow as these were from the summer 2005 range, so haven’t been made for years.
That said, they do turn up from time to time on eBay, or through the forums where fans trade their costumes.
The last pair I found were on eBay in September
, and I had to pay £150 to secure them.
So imagine my excitement this morning to find a pair on eBay with a £15 starting price - and on a BuyItNow!
I click that CommitToBuy button quicker than I could blink.
This puts me over halfway. I already have two pairs of waist 36 and one of waist 34, so these 32s will be forming the sleeves of my suit - when I can get on to making it!
It was only after that I checked their size - waist 32 - and noticed they were still tagged, so had never been worn!
I then started to write-up this entry you’re reading and was pulling in the description text from the listing, when I actually bothered to read it properly!
HERE WE HAVE BRAND NEW WITH TAGS GAP TROUSERS SIZE 32 X 32 INCHES I HAVE 1 PAIR SIZE 34 X 32 PLEASE REQUEST THIS SEPARATELY GAP SELLING PRICE £39.50. GRAB YOURSELF A BARGAIN WHICH SHIP IMMEDIATELY POSTAGE OR COLLECTION NOT A PROBLEM LIVERPOOL MANY THANKS
So this means there are actually TWO pairs on offer through this auction!
This will make FIVE pairs of GAP trousers - just one short of a suit!
I contacted the seller straight away to check he still had them and to make an offer for them. I gave him my number and within a few minutes I had a rather gob-smacking text.
Sorry? Hold on a minute. What was that????
We have gone from ONE pair (which would be great) to TWO pairs (which is even better) to a staggering EIGHT pairs??!!! E-I-G-H-T????
It wasn’t that I didn’t believe him - but I did want to see and confirm what we were talking about, so I asked him to text me a photo of all eight pairs.
And there they are - all EIGHT pairs - all mind and still tagged, unworn.
We agreed the price; I paid my money; and will be getting them very soon.
I do not want to be looking a gift horse in the mouth, but it’s a shame they are all waist 32. At least I have a couple of 36s to cover the larger panels of the suit when it comes to it.
This will put my tally to ELEVEN pairs - more than enough for my suit which I can’t wait to get on to making in the new year.
You can’t imagine how excited I am to finally complete this first stage of making the suit.
It’s like Christmas has come early!!!
Just to clarify, none of these trousers are for sale. I am using them to make myself a suit, and potentially for one lucky client in the future.
The begging letter have started and will be ignored. Sorry.