|ZARA TRENCH COAT / ASOS SHIRT & TROUSERS / TOPMAN SHOES / NEXT TIE|
How to recreate the Burberry Xmas advert on a budget...
1) Don't hire Romeo Beckham. If £45,000 sounds a little steep for pocket money, give your neighbour's kid a fiver and a can of Red Bull, and he might just turn the Macarena into some crazy street dancing. (Children these days still dance the Macarena, right?)
2) Don't bother paying for a professional set. Wherever you're based, you can recreate the true atmosphere of London by prancing about merrily in the pouring rain, thus drawing bewildered and disapproving glances from passers-by.
3) Don't wear Burberry. That isn't to say I wouldn't love to be sporting the real deal, but as I was discussing with Tazz only the other day, a classic Burberry trench coat costs more than return flights to New York! So until such a time when a beautiful coat doesn't swallow almost an entire month's wages, I think I'll keep to substantially thriftier alternatives, namely a Zara trench coat I bought myself nearly three years ago.