I have finally gotten over my fear of white jackets. Anyone who has ever worked a job where there are a lot of lab coats involved likely has suffered from a similar aversion. Now that we are no longer wearing lab coats at work, I have finally started feeling some faint white jacket longing pains that have grown slowly over time. I found this particular specimen stuffed at the back of a rack in a Minneapolis consignment store. Presumably hidden by someone. As if. Silly person…there is simply no hiding from me when it comes to thrifting. I knew this jacket was in the store long before I saw it. Let's just say I felt a disturbance in the force. I have a third eye you see…sort of like that Sauron thing in Lord of the Rings, only with slightly less fire on most days.
I like this look, the casual deconstructed jacket with a tee look, for days when you don't need to be Dressed, but still feel like being dressed. I like the juxtaposition of the tux jacket with more casual, tougher pieces. The tee and distressed jeans keep things casual, the shoes make sure everyone knows you can still kick ass. This particular tee you may remember as my commemorative whale tee, purchased from Etsy after a sperm whale swam into the waters in front of our house. He was there for a few days, and found his way out of the sound again and back out to sea. Here's to you, whale. Represent.
Thrifted jacket, originally Forever21