March 1, 2009
This tailor-made black linen chinese jacket is a foray into a new shape of jackets for me. My previous jackets were pretty much cut out of the same short length, narrow shoulders and nipped waist pattern. This one, on the other hand, is unstructured, cut straight from the armholes down, and the body extends longer than the sleeves.
This jacket was half a year in the making, having blogged
about it as early as September last year. And even when I got it from the tailor’s I wasn’t 100% pleased. I took matters into my own hands and removed the flaps on the pockets (which I didn’t ask for), replaced the buttons with larger ones, and even ripped open the collar to remove the cardboard-like thing inside to make it less structured.
Leaving the edges of the collar raw and fraying, I kind of liked the look.
Almost as long as the time it took me to go to the tailor’s and have it made after blogging
about it was the time it took to find bottoms that would work with the new silhouette. I’ve tried slim, loose, cropped, carrot: none of them seemed to work. Finally I found something that works… I think.
tailor-made black linen chinese jacket, Zara shirt, Jeffrey Rogador pants cut into shorts, loafers from Don Quijote
It’s summer again, time to break out the paint-splattered elastic waistband shorts.