Saxon Crow

The Craghoppers Calling

The journeyman has become a master
It's such a sacred day
You see I bought a pair of craghoppers 
and threw my jeans away.
Comfort over fashion
Now reigns strongly in my mind
And you can't beat sketchers walking shoes 
If you have to walk a mile
I have a hat for every occasion
Well one for wet and dry
And i rather think a wax gilet
Does subtly catch the eye
To top it off all complete
An allotment i now own 
Only two minutes easy walk
From my ground floor no steps home 
And words of advice?
You bet I do
Enough to last the day
And it's freely given to everyone
As they try to walk away
Aches and pains 
And things gone saggy
Enough for a doctors thesis 
Thanks to Google and an active mind
I can provide him my prognosis 
I can't eat like I used to do
For fear of a bloaty backlash 
So gluten free and porridge oats 
Replace my daily rashers
The list goes on and will never end
But i think it's safe to say 
I love craghoppers trousers now
The greatest comfort ever made




  • Goldfinch60

    Been wearing Craghoppers for as long as I can remember.
    Stopped wearing jeans in the 1960s when they became a fashion item and shot up in price - never bought a pair of them since.


  • orchidee

    Good write SC.

  • The Uneducated O.A.P

    Great read while eating me Rice Krispies,off now to see what this ear graghoppers is all about, me? I wear jeans from Matalan or Tesco's about a tenner a pair, why are they called a pair, you only get one? Lol
    Have a good day.

  • Doggerel Dave

    That piece is entertainingly excellent - and why did you tell us you had lost inspiration, Sax?
    I have only one slight problem with your great comedic essay - I had not the slightest notion as to precisely what the garment you chose to feature was...
    Thought initially your mention could be attached to Craigslist - you know, trousers you could get in and out of quickly....
    Turns out it's (Google) active wear without the 'i'. At the other end of the earth, my choice is RipCurl all cotton fleece...

  • Neil Higgins

    You haven't been to Go Outdoors,have you SC.I like Sketchers,as it's like wearing slippers outside,in my opinion.Very comfortable.
    Love the poem by the way.Very well composed.

  • dusk arising

    So I consulted the craghoppers website ans confusion ensued. Theres several types of craghopper trousers. I'm guessing yours are the ones with the removeable lower leg portions to appreciate this hot weather.
    Very entertaining post.

  • Fay Slimm.

    You learn something new every day so they say from a bit of good poetic reading and I now know about Craghoppers versus just Jeans. Smiles for a most entertaining write Sax.

  • Poetic Dan

    I wonder how many went and looked then up because in off then I'll add it this entertainment of a beautiful poem.....

    Look like a normal pair with pockets on the side lol may have to give them a go now. Thank you kindly

    • Saxon Crow

      Like walking in air Dan. Lol

    • LaurašŸŒ»

      Dear Saxon Crow,

      I enjoyed reading your piece. It made me think of the first time I heard of Craghoppers. I like the wash & wear, and the comfortable aspect of the product.

      ā€œThanks to Google and an active mind
      I can provide him my prognosisā€

      A Great two liner.


    • Saxon Crow

      Thanks Laura. I like the surprise bonuses like a glasses cloth or dry bag. Lol

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