May 13, 2009
what I wear – three spring jackets
One of my all time favourite items of clothing has to be the black (or navy blue) jacket with pockets. Over the winter I acquired three of these jackets and now that the weather has warmed I am thrilled to be able to wear them out. Spring also means that sunlight now streaks into my north-facing studio, so yesterday it inspired me to do an impromptu auto-photo-shoot.
This is my Butikofer Spring 09 linen bomber jacket – this one I am particularly jazzed about because I drafted it myself. It has a high armhole without being tight which lengthens the body, and a nice smooth sleeve head without ease for a casual look that is still trim. The contrasting lining looks pretty nice when you roll up the sleeves – and there is still enough room in there to wear it with a cardigan on cooler days. You can get this style at Charlie and UPC in Toronto, plus online.
This is a jacket by Sugar Lips which Linda Gaylard helped me pick out at Fashion Crimes. I love it when a stylist helps me shop because it sure does not come naturally to me, and this jacket is a great pick that I have worn a lot. Besides Pam Chorley’s original dresses, Fashion Crimes also has a some cute stuff from other designers that is a little more accessible price-wise. Of course, inexpensive items do not always have nice features like pockets – I had to add those myself at home.
This is a schoolboy blazer exactly like the one I admired on Kealan Sullivan of 69 Vintage at the sustainable fashion consumer show put on by Fashion Takes Action last fall. Kealan remembered my comment and my size, and called me up when an identical jacket showed up – that is service. It has real pockets and sharp little shoulders.