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March 1, 2009

Project Accomplished: The Linen Chinese Jacket

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.


  • Frederic
    March 1st, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Love the poor touch.
    For this summ, I prefer simple,basic and special clothes, I´m tired of oriental luxury(marc jacobs, vuitton…)
    My favourites are Burberry Prorsum,Chloé,Stella McCartney,Dries van n…

  • La Fée
    March 1st, 2009 at 11:21 am

    looks great, I love the shorts!

  • -h of candid cool
    March 1st, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    i like it! i especially like how you paired it with the paint shorts.

  • Siska
    March 1st, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    your header is so cool!

  • naboonies
    March 1st, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Nice touch on the collar!

    Love the Zara shirt too- it looks very well made from afar!

    March 1st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    love the chinese jacket Izzy!

  • Brook and Lyn
    March 2nd, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I think that unfinished collar is looking great. The more you wear it the more fantastic it will look. I’m obsessed with getting my all husband’s pants tailored to fit better now thanks to you.

  • Patricia Ann
    March 25th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Oui, oui, oui! Exactly how summer should be. The layering is perfect and that touch of Pollock shorts are brilliant. :)

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