Anyway, I wore this so much that I put both elbows through sometime during my final year. My mum tried to sew them up, but the holes were so huge that they really needed patching, so I decided to pop some leather elbow patches over the tear.
Sewing them was a complete arse because the stitches are teeny tiny but I like the result, and I hope it will prolong the life a few years longer. The patches were only £2.50 off ebay (from this seller who was excellent) and they come in a range of colours so I am almost certainly going to repeat this trick with some of my other shabby jumpers.
Even Dinah loves it. Not that this is a good thing, since it's shedding season.