I have been looking for years for a chic rain mac – not a trenchcoat because I don’t suit trenchcoats and I also think they make you look a bit try hard – and also in the wrong circumstances, like a stripper.
I mean a mac. Like an old fashioned Mackintosh from the Mackintosh shop – but not actually one of those because they are seven hundred pounds.
Just a sturdy single breasted mac! Could I find one? No. So I got a beige men’s mac from Gap, worn it crumpled and large in a nod to those hateful Frenchies, Vetements (if you think I’m going to bother dignifying them with a circonoflex, you can forget it).
But had I known about this total, complete and utter beauty from the very underrated APC I would have saved up for it. It is E420, which is about £320 but it is just so great. Shame it doesn’t come in beige, but you can’t have everything.
That is really nice. I hate double breasted coats, they make me look double-bosomed, but they’re everywhere. I like how it is called “Chic Mac”, I need those sort of pointers.
This is lovely. On the off chance that it doesn’t rain all summer (ha!) and the mac is unnecessary, what are your thoughts/ recommendations on shorts? I don’t have great legs, semi decent calves but terrible thighs, but I’d like a pair of shorts to run around in this year rather than just summer dresses and jeans. I know I can’t pull off short shorts any more but I am surely too young for knee length, and they are surely hideously unflattering?! Do you have any thoughts? Elaine x
Elaine look around hard for a pair of culottes, or cropped wide trousers. I made a pair myself by cutting off the bottom 1 foot of a pair of very wide leg trousers. They stop mid-calf at a point that is flattering precisely to me. You can also find some of these wide-leg crops that suit you, too – you just have to look around hard for them. OR get a pair of loose, comfy wide leg trousers and take them to a tailor or DIY x
Excellent, practical advice as always, Esther, thank you! I will start looking hard. Elaine x
Hmm. Do you like this? It looks nice in the photo but is suspiciously cheap.
no way of knowing until you try it on
Totally off topic but how was the interiors course you wrote about a while back? Would love to see a post on it x
I didn’t do it! xx
Love the chic Mac. I have one similar by Columbia, it looks good with jeans and skirts. It took me years to find a proper one too.
Elaine…try cropped capris, they’re all the rage here in Canada and you people in the UK areway ahead of us fashion wise.