I have missed the boat multiple times on getting a cargo jacket. Is it even called a cargo jacket? Perhaps you might called it a utility jacket in army green, perhaps it’s a khaki shirt. I don’t know the exact term for this item of clothing, which is perhaps why it’s so tricky to find.
Anyway, I can’t find the one I want. Becky B has a great one that she picked up in a flea market in LA. Fucking typical. Something tells me that I ought to just get on the C2 bus from my house to Camden Town and have a poke around the market for one – the spiritual and literal home, surely, of the army khaki green cargo utility shirt jacket? And I will, I absolutely will, when I get a sec.
Meanwhile, I saw this pale imitation of what I want in Forever 21. But my dad always says “There’s no point in not having the thing that you want,” which means “Don’t buy sort of the thing you want, buy the thing that you want. Unless you can’t afford it. In which case, forget it.”
Even this Saint Laurent jobby off Net a Porter (£900) isn’t really what I’m looking for.
I’m channelling this girl. Are you with me? Are you with me, or against me?
Tom B says
I reckon the lady you are channeling is wearing one of these http://www.rokit.co.uk/vintage-mens/vintage-military?page=0
Tom! This is brilliant. I must get myself to Rokit as soon as term starts. Thank you x
Superdry do one.
I have this one from TopShop – £45 really lovely and soft!
yes alas only sizes 6 and 8 left! xx
SJP in “Comedians in cars getting coffee”. Predictably perfect cargo jacket.
I have the TopShop one and it’s lovely but comes up massive so you might get away with an 8…
this is very interesting
Me again, just been into the TopShop in Chichester, where I live and they have size 10’s they also have another style, slightly more structured in the sale. Instore might be a better option!
This article wound up with me watching 3 episodes of comedians in cars getting coffee, what a random show! But yes, excellent cargo jacket from the SJP there. I bought the hush one a few seasons back, mainly because loads of bloggers were raving about it and I figured wearing my North Face gilet 365 days a year was a bit same-ey, have only worn it twice. Don’t think I’m quite cool enough for it…?!
Not sure what the J Crew situation is in the UK, but I have a military field-style jacket from J crew in the US that I love. I got mine a couple of years ago, but I think it’s perpetually on offer.