February 20, 2009
Leafing through the looks at 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2009, I spotted this double-breasted beige jacket with contrasting lapels that reminded me so much of the old jacket worn by the maitre d’ at my favorite restaurant L’Opera; I had to have it. I knew I had found my next project: the maitre d’ jacket. However, to make it my own, I intend to have the jacket made in my color of the moment, dark green. What shade, what texture, what pattern of this dark green though has yet to be decided.
The jacket from 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2009: contrasting black lapels, and black fabric buttons. On a side note, the studded satin velvet slippers are sublime.
Now you all know I highly value your feedback, so for this project I would like to ask for your help in deciding what fabric to use. I brought home some swatches from the tailor’s and here are the choices:
Solid emerald green: the boldest and most costume-y of the choices, the jacket could look really cool in this fabric, or really cheap…
Textured olive green: It’s got stretch in it so that’s a plus. Not a huge fan of the shade of green though.
Fine plaid forest green: the frontrunner so far, it’s the perfect shade of green. I’m just a tiny bit skeptical as to how the pattern would work with the contrasting black lapels.
Bluish gray: Okay so this isn’t green, but it does seem like a viable, spring-summer color.
And here is the poll:
So cast your votes, everyone! I’m really looking forward to your feedback; it shall be highly appreciated!
EDIT: Thanks for all the votes guys, I’ve got 41 as of now!! Maitre d’ jacket in fine plaid forest green with black contrast lapels and matching covered buttons coming up real soon!