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November 6, 2009

Cinched and Curled

Ray-Ban glasses, H&M topcoat, Primark t-shirt, J. Crew belt, Cheap Monday skinnies, Dr. Martens boots
I’ve long been toying with the idea of cinching a non-belted coat with a belt, but have only gotten to doing it recently.
It’s amazing how inspiring images we see years ago could have an effect on what we wear today. Heres a flashback of old-school The Sartorialist for you guys:
Pictured in one of my favorite Sart shots of all time is this fellow in a long navy coat cinched with a leaf-embroidered belt.
Belting a coat isn’t the most fool-proof sartorial move, and neither is it the most comfortable. But it does create a nice sharp line on a rather strong-shouldered coat, and it actually helps keep the midsection a little warmer (useful for soothing those post-pigging out chills!).
In other news, I’ve found an easier, more realistic method of achieving the curly quiff. (Two words: curling iron.) My idols over at Drop-Snap would be proud.


  • Frederic Betancourt.
    November 6th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Oh Iz , I just had my hair almost exactly like yours! Really!
    And I loooooove the whole look :)

  • Mat
    November 6th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    thats the blummin ace wool coat with leatherette collar that i keep seeing. jealous! rocking some new docs there too?

  • Anonymous
    November 6th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    luv you.. este, luhvet!

  • Anonymous
    November 6th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    luv you.. este, luhvet!

  • Izzy
    November 6th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks guys, makes it feel even better to start blogging again.

    Mat: It's actually real leather! And yea, new docs.

  • Marta Represa
    November 16th, 2009 at 7:25 am

    So chic!

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