A Little Experimentation
Friday, August 04, 2006
After I posted yesterday about that fantastic Anthropologie coat, I started thinking more about my own vintage coat collection, which has been sorely neglected for over a year now. [Pause. Indulge in small pity party. Okay, moving on.]
I actually have a black wool vintage coat that's incredibly similar to the Anthropolgie coat and I've worn it once. (I have refused to part with if only because of its amazing collar and buttons [above].) It always has had so much promise, but every time I went to put it on, I felt like unattractive, enormous bear. Or something else that's big and cumbersome. On the hanger, it looked retro-chic. On me, it looked awkward.
But then I was looking at the Antropologie coat yesterday and thought, "maybe all I need is to crop the sleeves!" And so, some test photos below. Now, in hindsight, yes, I wish the pictures were less blurry, and yes, I probably should have done a better (or at least more even) job when tucking up the sleeves. But I was in a hurry and the gist is there. Er, right? I'm actually really loving the cropped sleeve thing already; I think it really gives some balance to the volume of the coat. Now I just need a good tailor.