There is certainly nothing particularly unique about a black jacket in Scotland in January, but there was something about this secondhand jacket that drew me to it instantly. It is a lightly-insulated nylon, styled like a double-breasted pea coat, super-duper lightweight, weather-resistant, and provides just the right amount of insulation against the dampness of the climate here. I used to have a sort of similar nylon jacket back in the 90s when I lived in Seattle (another very wet place), and I quite
literally wore it to death.
But it was more than just the nostalgia of the thing that drew me in. When I saw this jacket in the charity shop, something made me want to go have a closer look. It seemed somehow....I don't know....finished.
Oh, right. That actually explains a lot.
I could not believe my luck. And in my size, no less. I kept looking over my shoulder like a paranoid ex-con, as if someone were going to come running out of the back of the shop and take it off of me. I quickly tried it on, paid (£20!), and got the hell out of there, rat-scurrying my way home like Gollum, clutching my precious to my chest.
This is a forever jacket, and I'm enjoying the masculine-inspired tailoring of it that's on-trend right now. Good timing.
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