February 27, 2013

The Winter Trench

In the winter, nothing makes better sense to me than a big black coat.  I like them double-breasted to keep the wind out, long enough to not have to wear long underwear, and belted, not only to keep myself from growing into my oversize clothes, but also to keep my stomach warm.  This vintage Yohji Yamamoto piece features the most graceful rounded shoulders, almost like a relaxed Balmain, that play off well with the cinched waist and the full skirt.  The subtle artistry of Mr. Yamamoto is not lost in this large, cozy, portable home of a coat.

vintage Yohji Yamamoto trench coat, COS t-shirt, Belstaff gloves, Yohji Yamamoto pants, Guidi shoes

vintage Yohji Yamamoto trench coat, COS t-shirt, Belstaff gloves, Jil Sander bag, Yohji Yamamoto pants, Guidi shoes

The sleepy, downturned lapels and the soft, almost fleece-like virgin wool make this Yohji coat my snuggie for the outside world.

The sleepy, downturned lapels and the soft, almost fleece-like virgin wool make this Yohji coat my snuggie for the outside world.

gloves c/o Belstaff and my favorite carry-all clutch by Jil Sander

gloves c/o Belstaff and my favorite carry-all clutch by Jil Sander

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Little details like a button-up vent make this coat one to keep.

Little details like a button-up vent make this coat one to keep.

photographs by Sophia Callahan

8 Comments

  • amo
    February 27th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    i love your bag
    i want it

    miblogbyamo.blogspot.com

  • Danny
    February 27th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Winner indeed!

  • Duck
    March 2nd, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Love the coat, love the bag and love what I can only describe as your “fisting gloves”. But still a question: why wouldn’t you want to wear long underwear??

  • Izzy
    March 2nd, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Duck: LOL. I find them cumbersome, and they change the way my pants drape.

  • Danny
    March 7th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I love this look, where did you end up wearing it?

  • Izzy
    March 7th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks, Danny. To work!

  • tony
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    love this outfit good job izzy :-)

  • jennifer
    March 27th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    “sleepy” lapel – best description.


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