It’s hard enough deciding what to wear to go out at the best of times.
Is velvet still in or has it had its moment? Should I wear the medals? Is my choice going to provoke an angry protestor to throw a dead raccoon in my dinner?
But when “out” means appearing on a talk show that people actually watch/stare at?
No wonder guys just retreat cautiously to “suit + tie + shiny shoe.”
Saint Peacock is actually quite fond of Graham Norton’s little Friday night kibbitz, even if the D-Day landings often seem more spontaneous than some of stories the celebrities gamely toil through.
And they touchingly think it’s daring to drink and swear.
But for inspiration as to which fabrics, textures and items of clothing to add to a collection?
It’s a dead end.
Until last Friday, when Jeff Goldblum turned up and blew everyone away with his sparkly rollneck.
(His performance on the sofa , which you can see below, blew them even further).
For those with a weakness for knitwear, this was a watershed television moment, and as Saint Peacock dreams of one day finding a dark rollneck that doesn’t make it look like a Nazi, it seemed that day had come at last.
However, no one seems to know quite what it was the great Goldblum was wearing.
Indeed so accomplished is he, he may even have woven it himself.
So while the Peacock continues its investigations into where this particular item is hiding out, this is the closest living relative on the evolutionary tree.
It’s made by Ovadia & Sons, a New York label run by two brothers, is flecked rather than sparkly, and costs £410 on Farfetch here.
The search for the ancestor, however, continues.
Do you know who made Jeff Goldblum’s sparkly jumper? Let Saint Peacock know at firstname.lastname@example.org