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City Stylin' #18

2 October 19 photos: Georgianna Scurfield

We took to the streets to find Notts' best dressed...

I left school in '69. Seems like yesterday. I'm exactly the same as when I left school, only fifty years older. If I left school now, I would be a millionaire within two years. I'd borrow that much money that I couldn't fail and put it into a business. If you do fail, it don't matter. It's like thieves and crooks — they're no worse thought of than an honest guy at the end of the day. 

If you've got no interests in life, you go stale. All the nicest people I've ever met are well-educated. All the crap I've ever met aren't. It's as simple as that. If you've got no interests, you can't share anything with anybody. Everybody's got their heads stuck in their phone nowadays. They think they're more sociable because they've got all these “friends”, but they ain't. It's just people doing the same as them. People keep saying "I'm busy — I ain't got time." They have, they've got loads of time. But they're convincing themselves. I can't figure people out. It's weird.

That's why I just meander around. I like it when you go into a shop with a suit on and they shake your hand. When I left school, you couldn't get in clubs without a suit. Some pubs wouldn't serve you a drink without a tie. All that's gone now. All the pubs are more or less the same. There's no upmarket pubs, everything's down to one standard and it's a low standard.

I'm retired now so I like travelling about different places. I just jump on a train or a bus. I don't plan anything because it will all go wrong. You can't plan nowadays. Everything's too hectic, innit.

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