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Bomber vs Bomber

In Fashion on May 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Silk bomber with leather sleeves by Religion from Coggles.

I’m attached to a great textured bomber I got from the Swedish brand COS. It’s a sexy mélange gradient tone. It’s got matte press-studs down the front and raglan sleeves. What I love the most is that I haven’t seen a single person in my jacket yet.

After writing about the black-on-black Varsity coat, that is, of course, when it becomes omnipresent. And now, it could be loosing its lustre. I haven’t decided. Perhaps I’m not keen on how I’ve seen it worn.  It’s either too low grade, or… I’m just not convinced. But, with the bomber, I suppose it’s sexier.

Silk Acne bomber from my-wardrobe

I’ve been having a bit of a rockabilly moment. I don’t dress like one, but I admire their style. I find it fascinating how people can be stuck in a modern-day time warp with the quiffs, Levis, exaggerated eye liner (for the girls). I really love it. And though I don’t think this is a style I would emulate to the fullest, I would pull some pointers for sure.

Michelle Pfeiffer and the ganger in Grease 2.

That said, I guess both the bomber and the varsity fall into that whole rockabilly category. Which means, I have no interest in wearing it in its relevant context. And when I say that, I mean, I notice a lot of young Londoners infusing their hip-hop hipster style with the jacket. I don’t like it. But then again, for some reason, I don’t necessarily like seeing guys in purple either.

Stolen Girlfriend’s Club bomber from Suprette 

The only other alternative for me, is if it had a punk edge to it

Image pulled from Ahoodie

I suppose, rockabilly is a combination of 1950s style and punk, but then, that’s just my observation. But I can’t help but think the bomber will be around way longer than the varsity/letterman will.

Varsity vs Varsity

In Fashion on May 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

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Stretch cotton-twill and leather varsity jacket by Paul Smith. A hefty £925 price tage. Available at Mr. Porter.

I’m not sure where this fascination with varsity jackets came from. Perhaps it was after seeing the lovely line-up at E.Tauz or maybe, it’s the boy in me, but they’ve suddenly become a priority on my staple list. Ah, that’s it. Though the varsity jacket is as alpha male as it gets. This season’s version boasts an androgyny with muted, monochrome palettes and uber clean lines.

The perfect example of this is the young, feminine featured New York rapper A$AP Rocky. His latest video, Goldie, saw him spice the jacket up with a toque and some grills. But his soft, lean silhouette – he does look rather waif – was reminiscent of your favourite tom girl.

NIKE Destroyer £280. Available at the NIKE store.

Then there’s NIKE Destroyer for women. OK. I did recently post about it. Maybe too recent. While it’s not as smooth as Paul Smith’s version (and a fraction of the price), it is surprisingly minimal (no logos or obvious NIKE branding) which makes this a strong option if you’re into this trend.

It’s a tough call, believe it or not. It is much easier to dress down the Paul Smith version than it is to dress up the NIKE one. Though they’re both very similar with the ribbed cuffs, press-stud fastening, leather sleeves, it’s about the finish and effect in the end. Needless to say, I can’t really justify even spending £280 on a NIKE jacket, of all things, either.
I’ll be keeping a close eye… on both of them.

ACNE Silk Bomber vs NIKE Destroyer Varsity

In Fashion on May 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Because I love ACNE

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But this NIKE varsity Jacket is just so me.

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I think this time, this one time, I may just go have to DESTROY the indesicive thoughts. It’s everything I envisioned.