An Offaly aul lad's reaction to Paul Galvin's bog fashion
Former Kerry football star and multiple All-Ireland winner Paul Galvin has successful turned his attention to fashion design in recent years. His latest collection, #Bogman, has landed at Dunnes Stores and is inspired by Paul's young days traversing the rugged bogs of Kerry.
Inspired by that dark, ominous landscape, and the people who have slogged on it for many generations, Galvin created his Spring collection, and our resident Offaly aul fella has had this to say about actually wearing it all on the bog:
"Yer man Galvin would want to come down to Clara bog in that get-up and see how he gets on. He wouldn't get as far as the gate of my place in his skinny jeans - sure the gusset of them'd be gone getting out of the Trooper. Would you be well!?"
Look at them now, €40 a pair - you'd want a trailer of money rather than turf, good jaysus. You'll need more than polish for those boots as well. Sure you'd be carrying your feet for the day - you'd be like a heavy full-back trying to catch the Gooch.
Now look, I don't know much about the bogs in Kerry, but if you're able to wear a white jumper on them, they're not up to much. If you come off the bog with that thing still sparkling white, you'll be getting a clout with the back of the sléan the next day out.
I'd disown a young fella of mine if he waltzed out to foot turf in these - you'd be as well now going in your bare feet. Leather shoes worth €80 on the bog - you're having me on. They're for the hop and no further.
This lad looks like he's heading to the church to make his first communion. The hands in the pockets and all; he hasn't hands to bless himself. Lads wearing this type of get-up are too fond of themselves, I'd say. They'd break their backs footing turf with all the standing they'd be at.
Now, jaysus, I'd go for one of them myself - the midges do have the head ate off me! I won't be giving him €35 for it though, I'll tell you that - the boom is back, my arse!"
Paul Galvin Spring range is available at Dunnes Store now and you can see more here.