August 3, 2012
When I was a little boy, I had a flowy rayon robe from Chinatown in bright blue and red and I wore it at the slightest temperature drop in humid old Manila. I flailed around in it, pretending it was a cape, or wings, and dreamt of moving mountains by merely lifting a finger, like Mandarin’s rings. What fingers do I have to lift to have one of these marvelous robes in my possession?
These robe-like Damir Doma Candiru and Chanos coats in linen-wool blends would be the perfect jackets to throw on over ratty jeans and stinky sneakers in the Fall: easy, comfortable, and powerfully eccentric.
The backless Damir Doma Carlana cape would be wonderfully ironic worn sleeveless indoors in the winter and a straggler from Damir's Spring 2012 collection, a cropped kimono jacket in striped bronze, beckons "Pick me, Izzy. Choose me. Love me."
photographs via LN-CC