Men in Ugg boots? I’d rather have the aristocratic look

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It seems that the glamorous stars of Downton Abbey have sparked a major trend for high society fashion.

The TV series that has captivated millions, including me, has apparently got us all asking for fur capes, Victorian-style boots, elbow-length gloves and corsets.

Even the men want to get the Downton look, with the sales of cravats reportedly soaring.

Well I won’t be joining the rush. The only gloves I’ll be wearing are my marigolds in the kitchen.

I’m just glad The Only Way Is Essex hasn’t started off any trends.

The sight of men in Ugg boots and girlies with vajazzles is enough to make me reach for the sick bucket.

Maybe there’s a lot to be said for the aristocratic look after all.