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Monday, September 11, 2006

At DKNY - Boys Brooks Brothers Jacket

I guessing that this is a Brooks Brothers sportcoat from the boys department.

I have seen a few young ladies do this before and it always looks great.

The proportion is spot on for this woman's body with just enough femme/masculine to be perfectly androgynous.

I think the Brooks Brothers boy's department is the last place for women to buy anything close to a Helmut Lang suit.

Comments on "At DKNY - Boys Brooks Brothers Jacket"

 

Anonymous Mr Lung said ... (9:20 AM) : 

Great blog by the way, I love reading it. Yet, I think it's definitely a woman jacket for the right lap overlaps the left one, which makes the buttons are on the wrong side for a man.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

I agree, it looks great. Perfect blend of the casual and the playful appropriation of menswear. But, the button placement makes me think it was originally designed for a woman.

 

Blogger Butch said ... (9:46 AM) : 

This is just right. She's got a great sense of proportion, down to the matter of where the bag "hits" her body....

In re the jacket, I'm always in favor of a successful "steal" from a little--or big--brother's closet....

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Sart, I love your comment about the beautifully refined, feminine, contrary-rebellion of "At The Tents.......The Young Lady". Is "At DKNY - Boys Brooks Brothers Jacket" the rebellion? Isn't it just a more common, but ineffective non-event? Can we have some more of the former, ladies? Couldn't this just as well be a used Salvation Army Jacket? No doubt the choices here were well considered, but the beauty is lost on me. Lose the team t-shirt for something silkier and longer, maybe? Lose the flip-flps for some really cute shoesies. Why be so proletarian? Let your beauty shine! - JCH

 

Blogger Amy said ... (10:41 AM) : 

I actually have every intention of purchasing a few things from Brooks Brothers Boys, as I have too many problems buying in women's or even petites! Great price and quality - who cares if it's from the boys dept?

(see my comments on my Brooks Brothers petite experience here)

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 PM) : 

my mom loves your blog, we are Brazilian
bay

 

Blogger RoseAG said ... (12:11 PM) : 

Nice picture!

The blue jacket/pants against the red bricks is very attractive. The light pillar and her long blond hair add a little verticle.

At the risk of declaring war on flip flops - if it's cool enough for long pants/jacket, then why not a more covered-up shoe?

 

Blogger John and Sarah said ... (1:38 PM) : 

Good catch on the button placement. Definitely not Brooks Brothers. I'm relieved. I thought I was going to have to rethink Brooks Brothers. I have never quite forgiven the company for "inventing" the button down dress shirt back in 1896.

 

Blogger Teri said ... (2:43 PM) : 

She kind of looks like Kate Hudson to me...I always love wearing men clothes...Actually, I grew up wearing my dad's jackets which are really big for me...But I love it.

 

Anonymous alexandre said ... (2:50 PM) : 

When a woman wears your shirts..it's sooo sexy!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Well done. All the proporions are odd, but the overall result is great.
She´s a surfer girl in the city.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:32 PM) : 

hi Im from Argentina!
I dont like that jacket..
Its quite masculine ..
so well bye

 

Blogger Zaydoun said ... (5:10 PM) : 

At first I thought... "hang on, Thom Browne isn't doing his collection for Brooks Brothers till Fall '07. What gives?!"

 

Blogger EMNH said ... (6:22 PM) : 

Yay. I have been wearing Brooks Brothers Boys dept. blazers since I was 19 years old. Tina Chow said that she did the same in an article in U.S. Vogue years ago...I wear the boys trousers too. If you are a woman with a very slim androgynous build...it looks good. It's a little quirky...but with the right accessories it's amazing.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:58 PM) : 

She looks totally great. I love how the jacket fabric catches the light; her hair is perfect and I agree about her sense of proportions. Rock on!

 

Blogger SBB said ... (10:11 PM) : 

omigod. we're not back to the early 90s with the women in men's jackets are we...

 

Blogger ken said ... (12:02 AM) : 

I like that it isn't a blazer for women that tries to look like a blazer for little boys. Like something from a mass market retailer or, even, DKNY maybe? It looks just right - not too snug, not too roomy. And the sleeves are the right length too, which is cool.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:18 AM) : 

Hey Sart,

You are mentioned in a WSJ article ("Bloggers Get Under The Tent"). Here is the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115801727410860002.html?mod=hps_us_editors_picks

Nice one!!

 

Blogger Adrian said ... (1:20 AM) : 

Oh, but we are back in the 90's dear shinhy blue black....Grunge? and, get ready for minimalism in a BIG way....

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:06 AM) : 

To Shiny Blue Black. it's boy's jacket. not men's.

 

Blogger *The Dreamer* said ... (4:59 AM) : 

I dont think her thong slippers do quite well with the whole look.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:31 AM) : 

Hey Sart....

nice mention in the Wall Street Journal today

 

Blogger Kelli said ... (8:49 AM) : 

Hey, Congratulations on the Wall Street Journal mention!!! You've know got (Wall)street cred. ("Bloggers Get Under the Tent" 9/12/06 pg B1)

 

Blogger SBB said ... (12:47 PM) : 

"Oh, but we are back in the 90's dear shinhy blue black....Grunge? and, get ready for minimalism in a BIG way...."

egads. Exactly why I left fashion behind yonks ago.

 

Blogger Fnarf said ... (6:06 PM) : 

You are correct about the buttons; it cannot be a boy's or men's jacket.

I like it all except the midriff. I never want to see another midriff as long as I live, outside of the bedroom or the beach.

 

Blogger Berlinbound said ... (4:16 PM) : 

Terrific look - spot on!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:40 PM) : 

Girl shirts/jackets buttons are always on the left.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:12 PM) : 

Interesting assumption that it's a Brooks Brothers thing happening here. The woman in the photograph is a British journalist - more a comment on Saville Row if anything...

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:36 PM) : 

Nice casual. Interesting and bold mix. Cool

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 PM) : 

I liked what I was seeing until I scrolled down and choked on my chips at the sight of those flip-flops. Terribly misplaced, I think.

 

Blogger Skelii said ... (5:36 PM) : 

ah don't be so quick to assume women don't shop on the mens side. keep in mind there are lesbians, such as myself, out there that consume clothes with a masculine theme. i swear if i had the power i would encourage a designer to send women (lesbians particularly) out on the runway to model their mens line. this would be genius!

 

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