jacket: ? (purchased in Seoul, Korea 2007) | jeans: The Gap, 2005 | boots: ? (Tootsi Plohound, 2003) | eyewear: Yves St Laurent, 2010
i got this jacket in Seoul on sale for about $44 US dollars. the label’s been cut out, probably to discourage re-sale at a higher price or something. i think it’s great, but the one bad thing about buying clothes designed for Asians is that all the limbs tend to be midgetty. the sleeves were too short so i bought this pair of floppy leg warmers at Joyce Leslie and attached them to the sleeves at the elbow. this jacket gets tons of compliments.
my pal talked me into the boots in 2003, because they were on sale at Tootsi in SoHo for $89. i can’t even see the designer’s name inside. not that crazy about them, the heels are too short and the sole is thin (generally i prefer a platform). but they’re fine in this crappy weather for a stroll to the post office, that’s for sure. they’re actually not bad, they have these neat long leather laces that just wrap around haphazardly.