Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dusting Off the Duster

  I got a full night's sleep yesterday, but I didn't make up the sleep deficit from the previous night, so I woke up stiff and cranky. It was almost another zero-point fashion day, but I tried to spruce it up a little.

  I started with my comfortable Flynt jeans and a Cop Copine white cotton shirt that's cut kind of like a dress, with puffed shoulders, a round scooped neck, and a tie in the front.  Then I added a pinstripe vest and duster coat.

  I've had this duster for years but am only now figuring out what I might wear it with. I think the problem is it is brown, while the rest of my wardrobe is composed of greys and blues. Funny story: I found the pants that go with this jacket in a Japanese thrift store, over 5,000 miles from where I found the coat:

  Same buttons, fabric, and everything. They were about $12 and I didn't get them because my apartment's too small for cool story memorabilia the size of pants, but it was pretty sweet finding them. Then I went to a Mister Donut and had a long think about globalization the rest of that afternoon.

  As for the outfit, I think the shirt knot, the vest, and of course, the Western-inspired coat all tie together for a last-minute Western theme. I thought about wearing boots, but I was too tired to wear anything but my New Balance running shoes. My platypus feet and I love them so much.

  I'm still working on how to take photos that aren't either completely washed out or dark beyond recognition. Also, my tripod is coming tomorrow! I'm very excited about this.

Coat: Diesel (Crossroads)
Shirt: Cop Copine (thrifted)
Vest: Triple Five Soul (clothing swap)
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind Flynt (thrifted)
Shoes: New Balance 1122 (Dad)


  1. You do have a blog! I love that coat - the back is lovely. And I love the story about the pants.

    It's so funny what you said about the visors and Asian women. I saw an Asian woman at the market with a similar visor! I noted it at the time and then your comment made me remember and laugh out loud. I have some prejudices for the same reasons. I'm happy I'm not alone in that.

  2. That jacket is a keeper. The jeans are something I would love to have in my wardrobe.