The Shrunken Schoolboy Blazer
I've loved the shrunken blazer look for a while now, but just hadn't found the right specimen to add to my closet. I was out and about at some secondhand shops last week, and saw this wool blazer from afar. I grabbed it off the hanger and tried it on without really looking at it closely, only thinking that £20 seemed a bit steep for a thrift shop price tag. As I tried it on, I realised that in addition to fitting perfectly (for a shrunken school boy jacket) it had a lovely feel to it. It was fully lined, the wool was soft and substantial, it had what appeared to be hand stitching around the collar and pockets, and real mother of pearl buttons at the front and cuffs.
Upon closer inspection, I saw why this jacket felt a wee bit special. It was Oscar De La Renta special. Not only is this piece probably one of my more exciting vintage finds, I was over the moon to actually have the opportunity to own something by the late, great Oscar De La Renta, whose dresses I have swooned over forever; sadly they are far beyond my budget.
But suddenly that £20 price tag seemed well within the budget.
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