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A philosophical vagabond

Here I am looking like Rick Wakeman at a Slytherin house party. I expect your eye is drawn to my dramatic headpiece. And almost certainly you are wondering were you can obtain such a handsome garment? I’m about to explain, and surprisingly it’s not the gift shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.


What follows is a selection of Snufkin hats, part of the first Engineered Garments AW drop over at The Bureau.


At first I assumed ‘Snufkin’ to be a made up word. But after some light Googling, it turns out it’s a made up word that is the name of a character in the Moomin literary universe.  A, “Snufkin is a philosophical vagabond who wanders the world fishing and playing the harmonica. He carries everything he needs in his backpack…

While I like the idea of philosophy and backpack wearing, fishing, harmonica playing and being a vagabond aren’t top of my ambitions right now. Neither, I should say, is looking like a knob.


I mean, let’s be honest, you’d have to be a fucking hardcore EG fan to wear one of these. I consider myself reasonably hardcore, but… well, may I remind you of the picture at the top. To be fair, Mr The Bureau, pictured below makes a much more convincing job of getting away with it. Even so, he’d still look more comfortable riding a broom.


It’s easy to take the piss out of specific, statement pieces within a designer’s collection. Easy, lazy, and ultimately pointless. Welcome to my site.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mr Brown

    More convincing maybe, but he can’t bring himself to look at the camera.
    It’s clear why.
    He will piss right into his very own pants.
    And therein lies the secret behind the long shirts too.

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