Holy cow. What a week for awesome finds it has been. I was in a thrift shop to drop off a donation, had a quick browse around (as one does), and this caught the corner of my eye. It's a beautifully made wool blazer in a traditional check pattern. The fabric has the most lovely silky-smooth hand, and everything about it just felt right, as it often does with a well-made garment. When I pulled it off the hanger to get a closer look, I nearly passed-out.
No. Way! And it was in my size. Shut UP!! And they wanted ten pounds for it. GET OUT!!
Based on the cut, I'm guessing that this jacket is circa late 80s, early 90s, although it is hard to tell because it is in pristine condition. At first I thought I would do what I always do when I get something secondhand; get it tailored. But I have decided to leave it alone. It works. Why mess with it?
Acquascutum jacket: thrifted
Jeans: New Look
Boots: Bare Traps (past season)
Sterling and citrine necklace (my own)