September 17th, 2010
Stephen Ireland: A Shiny Thing Too Far?
Stephen and Jessica demonstrate how in certain circumstances, soft furnishings can be utilised as a deadly weapon. Story first spotted via Brooksy & co. Photos: VIP Magazine via Broadsheet
We don’t apologise for what we are about to show you. In these times of outrageous wealth in football it’s easy to forget how toxic the combination of excessive wages and youth can be.
A fervent campaigner in this field, Stephen Ireland has taken the selfless step of opening his home to the public in order to illustrate the perils of paying young men ridiculous amounts of money and the horrifying consequences of an interface between unlimited wealth and a total inability to differentiate sartorial elegance from conspicuous consumption of shiny things.
Stephen, we admire what you’re doing. It’s a brave step for a great cause.
But Kickettes, before you embark on this short tour of Stephen and Jessica’s home, we would advise you to move at least fifteen feet from your screen, preferably in the vicinity of a large sofa to hide behind if it becomes too much. You may find some of the following images distressing. Or, fabulous. Whatever.
An early signal that traditional taste parameters are deteriorating is an obsession with one’s own self-importance. In this photo, Stephen and Jessica show us the ramifications of this activity being allowed to continue unchecked. Subjects who begin referring to themselves in the third person should be monitored especially closely.
At first glance, it might appear that Stephen has deviated from his cause. However, then we note the ‘shirt tucked into jeans’ combo and the message is driven home once again.