November 14, 2008
Christmas is in the air, inevitably. I can already feel the slight chill in the air and with it comes the joys and nightmares of holidays past.
With the advent of the holiday season, social functions are starting to line up. I’m on the hunt for a holiday coat that I could as much wear with tailored pants and polished shoes at evening events as I could with vintage torn jeans and a striped t-shirt while Christmas (window) shopping. I’m in the mood for something obnoxiously opulent.
It’s going to be tailor-made, no surprise there. Here are some of my options:
from Browns Fashion
1. The Tailcoat (Comme des Garcons Homme Plus)
Just the right amount of dandy-crazy for me. The washed corduroy dresses it down perfectly, although the dip-dyed coloring might be impossible to replicate. I’m thinking of doing one with detachable coattails, if ever I should push through with this. Any suggestion on how to do detachable tails?
2. The Shrunken Velvet Blazer (3.1 Phillip Lim)
Very similar in cut to my navy blazer, I’m almost positive this is going to turn out nice. Downside is I might look too much of a fool wearing velvet in the tropics. And velvet isn’t exactly cheap nowadays!
3. The Shawl-lapel Tuxedo Jacket (Martin Margiela)
This one features a fully-beaded lapel, which I simply can’t achieve. I think I’ll go for stiff satin lapels, my poor man’s alternative. Covered buttons, definitely. I’m also thinking extra-wide lapels, like this guy:
Proceeds from my Closet-Cleaning Sale will be directed towards the fabrication of this holiday coat. Thank you.