I was very annoyed the other day to read on The Pool that my beloved denim jacket is no longer cool. It’s too fitted, they said. It’s too tight. It’s too Britney Spears. Tears started to come to my eyes as I read on.
What you have to do, said The Pool, is buy a massive ugly denim jacket, something from the late 80s or early 90s. Think Shannon Doherty.
I turned away, disgusted. I will have no more of this fashion, I thought. What care the mums and baristas of Tufnell Park whether I am fashion or not. And then they showed a picture of this jacket from Monki, a feminine, denim version of the Norfolk Work Jacket I was on about – and I thought… hmmm. Actually rather tasty. £40 from Asos.com.
This is how suggestible I am. Someone fucking shoot me.
Now if you’ll excuse me, after a massive month-long work drought I am now insanely stressed and busy, so there might be a blank space where Monday’s post ought to be. Just close your eyes and think of a dress – any dress.
Have a great weekend, Spikers!
It looks a bit like what my Nan would have put over her clothes to do her housework, which actually makes me really like it. However, your question under the pic has it – I think I’m probably too large of chest for it to work for me. I have to wear fitted these days or I look like a bag of King Edwards. It has taken me a while (and several unflattering photographs) to realise the truth of this, but a truth it is.
Mary-Anne Borrowdale says
Here’s a question, Cindy & Spikers: how fitted is too fitted for the large of chest? I too have the King Edwards issue, but a button-gape is quite common if I go too far the way of the fitted. Avoidance techniques & advice?
I kind of like a 90’s oversized denim jacket! – just dug mine out of cupboard from first time round (yes it’s a nearly 20 yr old jacket, don’t ask me why I still have it 😱) and it looks surprisingly great on with my current day wardrobe items if that makes sense? 👌🏼
Holy hell, that is one fugly jacket. No, no, no. Just no. Screw this nonsense. Come on Esther, you’re worth more than just following like a sheep… Oh shit, just remembered my name on here.
Ummm… as you were.
It looks great because she is a model… I think my mother had something similar … So no
I loved my quite fitted Levi 501 vintage number for many years…
Oooh. I like that. Have stopped wearing my denim jacket because so many other mums in the playground have similar and I hate feeling like I am in a tribe even though I know I am really.
I think the Shannen Dougherty jacket is a bit like Mom jeans in that you can’t really pull it off if you did it the first time. You can give it a nod though.
Bollocks to the Pool. They were the ones who convinced me to spend the only winter shoe money I had on white trainers. That denim jacket only looks good in the pic because the girl has no bust.