For a girl that didn't have a single wool fall or winter coat in her cache at the beginning of the season, I am happy to report that I now have two. Okay, technically I had a cropped pea coat, but it's cropped, and therefore counts as a jacket. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. As you know, I decided to push the boat out on a Thakoon leopard print coat earlier this season. I am in love with that leopard coat, but decided I should also have something a little more subdued in my closet so that when the occasion calls for it, I won't scare the natives.
I knew I'd found the thing when I found this vintage Larry Levine camel hair double breasted pea coat on Ebay. I always remembered my Mom talking about what great quality she thought the Larry Levine coats were when I was younger, and as it turns out, like with so many other things, she was right. The fabric of this coat is as soft as butter and drapes beautifully; none of the scratching you would expect in a wool pea coat. It is also finished beautifully, and you can see evidence of this in the detailing of the lining, collar, pockets, and sleeves.
Funny, for years I shied away from camel coats because I thought I couldn't wear beigey colours next to my face. Sure, there are other colours that suit me better, but I now realise that I was selling myself short. With the right makeup or a strategically placed necklace, this is a neutral I daresay anybody can wear. I cannot wait to pair this beauty with a black leather skirt or my over the knee boots to edge it up a bit.
Vintage Larry Levine coat (via Ebay), similar / Tahari shoes (old), similar / Calvin Klein jeans (old), similar / Ebay necklace (old), similar
Make it Happen.
Make it Happen.