April 15, 2009
So here I am wearing the bellbottoms I had blogged about earlier, they’re a totally new silhouette for me, but one that I found surprisingly wearable.
Zara trench, long cardigan, and white buttondown, tailor-made bellbottoms, Miu Miu laceups
If any of you guys decide to try out bellbottom pants, I suggest that you have them cut way longer than you usually do your regular trousers, for a good drape. My tailor had cut them a little too short at first and let’s just say the effect wasn’t too pleasing. I had to undo the stitching and re-stitch the hems longer merely hours before my flight.
a trip to Church’s
Church’s is one of those “institutions” of quality and great craftsmanship, much like an English Hermes, without all the hype. I had previously come across a couple of their boutiques in New York, but had pretty much ignored them thinking that the wares were on the stodgy side. It was only when I had seen Tommy’s that I understood their charm. I was ecstatic to find a pair of beige suede penny loafers at a ridiculously awesome price, a perfect replacement for my beige suede Zara’s that served me well thoughout the whole trip.
They came with free socks! I just had to get the green, purple and yellow striped ones.
Note to self: no more beige shoes for the next few months. Clockwise from top left: Cypric sandals from Erotokritos, Church’s penny loafers, the trusty Zara shoes, The Kooples boots