EngDiary 0023 - Shopping in Clothes Shop

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A watercolor painting depicting a scene in a clothing store. A man is trying on clothes, looking at himself in a full-length mirror. He is of Asian descent, wearing a stylish blazer and jeans. A woman, also Asian, is assisting him as a shop assistant. She is suggesting a scarf, holding it up with a smile. The store is cozy, with various clothes hanging around and soft, natural lighting. The style is vivid and captures the lively interaction between the customer and the assistant.


Webber: Hello, I’m looking for attire for a wedding. Could you assist me?

Alice: Of course, welcome to our store! What size and color are you interested in?

Webber: I’m looking for a medium-sized suit. Do you have anything in dark blue or black?

Alice: Yes, we have several options in those colors. Would you like to try them on to see which one fits best?

Webber: Yes, that would be great. Could you show me where the fitting room is?

Alice: Right this way. After you try them on, let me know how they feel. By the way, the suits range from $200 to $500.

Webber: Okay, thank you. Are there any discounts or promotions currently available?

Alice: Yes, we have a 10% discount for members. Are you signed up with our loyalty program?

Webber: No, I’m not. How does the membership work?

Alice: It’s free to join, and you earn points on every purchase. These points can be used for discounts on future purchases.

Webber: That sounds good. I’ll consider joining. One last question: how should I care for the suit?

Alice: The suits are all dry clean only. Avoid washing them in water to maintain their quality.

Webber: Thank you, Alice. You’ve been very helpful.

Alice: My pleasure! If you need any more assistance, feel free to ask.

Webber: Good afternoon. I’m looking for some new outfits. Could you help me find something suitable?

Alice: Of course! What kind of styles or colors are you interested in?

Webber: I usually prefer something casual but stylish, maybe in darker colors.

Alice: Great choice! We have a new collection of casual wear that might interest you. Let me show you some items. Here’s a dark blue denim jacket that’s been very popular.

Webber: That looks nice. What material is it made from?

Alice: It’s 100% cotton, very durable and comfortable. Would you like to try it on?

Webber: Yes, please. And do you have any shirts that would go well with it?

Alice: Absolutely. Here’s a gray cotton T-shirt that complements it nicely. We also have some collared shirts if you prefer something a bit more formal.

Webber: I think the T-shirt should be fine. Can I see some trousers as well?

Alice: Certainly. We have these black chinos that would pair perfectly with the jacket and T-shirt. They’re right over here.

Webber: Thanks! I’ll try all of these. Where are the fitting rooms?

Alice: Right this way. Let me know if you need a different size or anything else.

Webber: Thank you for your help, Alice.

Alice: You’re welcome, Webber! Take your time and I’ll be right here if you need any assistance.

Webber: I’m also interested in some accessories. Do you have hats, scarves, or even capes that might match these clothes?

Alice: Yes, we have a nice selection of accessories. Let’s start with hats. Here is a black fedora that can add a stylish touch to your outfit. For a more casual look, we also have beanies in various colors.

Webber: I think I’ll try the fedora. How about scarves?

Alice: We have both lightweight and heavier scarves depending on the season. This dark grey wool scarf would match your outfit well, and it’s perfect for cooler weather.

Webber: That sounds good. And did you mention capes?

Alice: Yes, we recently received some elegant capes that are quite fashionable. This charcoal grey cape would go nicely with the rest of your choices. It’s made from a blend of wool and cashmere, offering both warmth and style.

Webber: I’d like to try on the cape and scarf with the outfit.

Alice: Absolutely, I’ll set up a changing room for you with all these items. Feel free to mix and match and see what suits you best.

Webber: Thank you, Alice. I appreciate your suggestions and assistance.

Alice: You’re very welcome, Webber! I’m here to help. Let me know how everything works out and if there’s anything else you’d like to explore.

Webber: I’m also considering some business attire. Do you have anything that might be suitable for professional settings?

Alice: Certainly, Webber. It’s important to consider the fit, design, and functionality of business attire. We have a range of suits and business casual options. Let me show you some of our best pieces.

Webber: That would be great. I’m looking for something that’s both modern and professional.

Alice: Here’s a navy blue suit that has been very popular among our professional clients. It’s tailored to offer a sleek silhouette and is made from high-quality fabric that ensures durability and comfort. We also have a selection of dress shirts and ties that would complement it perfectly.

Webber: That sounds promising. I’d like to see how it fits.

Alice: Excellent choice. I’ll get a suit in your size. Additionally, consider this light grey blazer that can be paired with trousers or chinos for a business casual look. It’s versatile and stylish, perfect for different business occasions.

Webber: I’d like to try on the blazer as well. Do you have any recommendations for trousers?

Alice: Yes, we have these wool trousers that would go well with the blazer. They come in charcoal and black. Both options are excellent for maintaining a professional appearance while ensuring comfort for long working hours.

Webber: I’ll try both the suit and the blazer with trousers. Can you also suggest some shoes?

Alice: Of course. For the suit, I recommend these black leather oxford shoes. They’re classic and elegant. For a more relaxed business casual look with the blazer, these brown leather loafers would be perfect.

Webber: Great, I’ll take a look at those as well.

Alice: Let me gather everything for you and set up a fitting room. Please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to adjust or any other styles you’re interested in.

Webber: Thanks a lot for your help, Alice. Your advice has been very insightful.

Alice: You’re very welcome, Webber! I’m here to make sure you find exactly what you need. Enjoy trying everything on!

Common Cloths

Name Short Introduction
T-shirt A casual shirt without a collar, usually short-sleeved.
Jeans Denim pants, durable and often blue.
Hoodie A sweatshirt with a hood.
Jacket Outer garment for the upper body, typically having sleeves.
Dress A one-piece garment for women or girls that covers the body and extends down over the legs.
Suit A set of men’s garments of the same color and fabric, usually consisting of a jacket and trousers.
Blouse A loose-fitting upper garment, especially for women.
Skirt A woman’s garment that hangs from the waist and covers part or all of the legs.
Shorts Short trousers coming to the knee or above.
Sweater A knitted garment typically with long sleeves, worn over the upper body.
Scarf A piece of fabric worn around the neck or head for warmth or style.
Belt A strip of material, typically leather or cloth, worn around the waist to support trousers or other articles of clothing.
Gloves Hand coverings, typically made from cloth, leather, or similar.
Cap A soft flat hat that has a curved part sticking out at the front, often worn for casual occasions.
Hat A shaped covering for the head worn for warmth, as a fashion item, or as part of a uniform.
Sunglasses Tinted glasses protecting the eyes from the sun.
Watch A small timepiece worn typically on a strap on one’s wrist.
Socks A garment for the foot and lower part of the leg, typically knitted from wool, cotton, or nylon.
Shoes Footwear ranging from formal shoes to casual sneakers.
Boots Footwear that covers the foot and the ankle and extends up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip.
Sandals Open type of footwear, consisting of a sole held to the wearer’s foot by straps going over the instep and around the ankle.
Tie A long piece of cloth worn around the neck under the shirt collar and tied in a knot at the front.
Bow tie A necktie in the form of a bow.
Tights Close-fitting stretch garment, typically covering the body from the waist to the foot.
Leggings Tight-fitting stretch pants, typically worn by women or girls.
Backpack A bag carried by straps on the back and used for carrying items.
Purse A small bag used by women to carry everyday personal items.
Wallet A small flat case that can hold your personal items like money and credit cards.
Cufflinks Decorative fasteners worn by men and women to fasten the two sides of the cuff on a dress shirt or blouse.
Earrings Jewelry worn on the earlobes, ranging from studs to large decorative pieces.
Bracelet An ornamental band, hoop, or chain worn on the wrist or arm.
Necklace Jewelry worn around the neck.
Ring A small circular band, typically of precious metal, worn as ornamental jewellery.
Beanie A small, close-fitting hat worn on top of the head.
Beret A soft, round, flat-crowned hat, typically of woven, hand-knitted wool or wool felt.
Fedora A soft felt hat with a medium brim and lengthwise crease in the crown.
Turban A long cloth wound tightly around the head, worn by men and women in many Islamic countries.
Kimono A traditional Japanese garment with wide sleeves and tied with a sash.
Sari A garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards in length.
Poncho A garment used to keep the body warm, or worn as a fashion statement. It is simply a piece of cloth with an opening in the center for the head.
Baseball cap A type of soft cap with a rounded crown and a stiff bill projecting in front.
Bucket hat A soft cotton hat with a wide, downward-sloping brim.
Visor A type of crownless hat consisting only of a brim and a band around the head.
Gown A long elegant dress worn on formal occasions.
Bathrobe A loose-fitting robe worn before and after bathing or as informal dress around the home.
Lingerie Women’s undergarments and sleepwear, typically made from lightweight, stretchy, smooth, sheer, or decorative fabrics.
Bodysuit A one-piece form-fitting garment that covers the torso and the crotch.
Tracksuit A jacket and pants worn by athletes before and after exercise.
Swimwear Clothing designed to be worn by people engaging in a water-based activity or water sports, such as swimming, diving and surfing, or
Flip flops A type of open-toed footwear sandal, typically worn as a form of casual wear.
Cargo pants Loose-fitting pants typically made from cotton, with several cargo pockets.
Peacoat A heavy, double-breasted wool coat originally worn by sailors.
Trench coat A long, waterproof coat designed to keep the body warm and dry from the rain.
Bomber jacket A short, durable jacket with elastic waist and cuffs, originally designed for pilots.
Cardigan A type of knitted garment that has an open front.
Tank top A sleeveless shirt.
Camisole A woman’s loose-fitting undergarment for the upper body, typically held up by shoulder straps.
Halter top A sleeveless shirt in which a strap goes around the neck, typically leaving the back uncovered.
Tube top A shoulderless, sleeveless garment, fitting tightly over the bust and upper torso.
Peplum top A short, gathered, slightly flared strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s blouse, jacket, skirt or dress.
Polo shirt A shirt with a collar, a placket neckline with two or three buttons, and an optional pocket.
Button-down shirt A shirt with buttons down its full length.
V-neck sweater A sweater with a V-shaped neckline.
Moccasin Soft leather slip-on shoes traditionally worn by Indigenous peoples in North America.
High heels Shoes that raise the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes.
Ballet flats Soft, flat shoes that are close-fitting and have a very thin heel or no heel at all.
Derby shoes Classic leather shoes with an open lacing system.
Oxford shoes A style of leather shoe with a closed lacing system, commonly worn for formal occasions.
Espadrilles Casual, flat, but sometimes high-heeled shoes.
Loafers Slip-on shoes, typically low, lace-less shoes.
Brogues Low-heeled shoes or boots featuring multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or “broguing”) and serration along the
Cycling shorts Skin-tight, padded shorts worn by cyclists to reduce chafing.
Rash guard Athletic shirts made of spandex and nylon or polyester, used for water sports.
Ski jacket A jacket made specifically for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, that is waterproof and provides thermal insulation.
Snow boots Footwear designed to keep the feet warm in cold, snowy conditions.
Ball gown A formal full-length dress intended for special occasions such as a ball or a formal dance.
Evening gown A long flowing women’s dress usually worn to a formal affair.
Cocktail dress A dress suitable for formal or semi-formal social occasions.
Slip dress A woman’s dress that closely resembles an underslip or petticoat.
Shift dress A simple, short, sleeveless dress that hangs from the shoulders.
Maxi dress A floor or ankle length informal dress.
Midi dress A dress with a length that falls mid-calf.
Mini dress A short dress that ends well above the knees.
Wrap dress A dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other, and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the
Sun hat A broad-brimmed hat designed to protect from the sun.
Cloche hat A fitted, bell-shaped hat that was popular during the 1920s.
Trilby hat A narrow-brimmed type of hat.
Newsboy cap A casual-wear cap similar in style to the flat cap.
Pashmina A type of fine cashmere wool and the shawls made from it, originating from the region of Kashmir.
Shawl A piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped around a baby.
Stiletto A long, thin, high heel found on some boots and shoes, usually for women.
Choker A close-fitting necklace worn around the neck.
Clogs Heavy shoes traditionally made from wood.
Crocs Lightweight, casual shoes made from a foam-like material.
Ankle boots Boots that cover the whole foot and reach up to the ankle.
Over-the-knee boots Boots that extend above the knee.
Gladiator sandals Sandals with lots of straps, running across and around the foot.
Mary Jane shoes Shoes with a strap across the instep, typically worn by girls.
Monokini A type of women’s one-piece swimsuit.
Caftan A long, flowing garment with wide sleeves, often worn in Middle Eastern countries.