I love all things 1950’s, especially the men’s fashion of the day – which fits pretty well perfectly with my dress-like-a-man thing right now. I love how they used to wear tailored jackets but then roll up their pant legs, and brogues with everything, and that devil-may-care attitude towards fashion rules (which then of course became the rule). These guys would go get insanely expensive suits made up and then wear them to a rock concert. I guess that’s pretty much normal these days.
This French Connection (why isn’t it FCUK anymore?) tuxedo jacket is one of the oldest things I own. I guess when you buy something that’s really you, you needn’t ever part with it. I feel like a nice oversized blazer is something I’ve always got to have along my adventures, firstly, because I can’t deal with feminine outerwear, and secondly, because you just feel cool when you’re wearing slouchy styles. So of course my prim and proper boyfriend was freaking out that I consistently roll up the sleeves of this wool jacket – apparently so bad for the material? Obviously he won’t have fared well in 1950’s Britain.
And the rest (of this outfit) is, as they say, history.
Dior Addict High Shine Transluscent Lipcolour in 914 ‘Front-Row Fig’ (similar shade here)
Tuxedo Blazer – French Connection (similar here)
Nail Polish Samsung Galaxy S4 Cover (here)
Linen T-shirt – Witchery
‘Aidan’ Boyfriend Jeans – J Brand (similar here)
Strut Cutout Chelsea Boots – Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal (here)
Pashli Satchel – 3.1 Phillip Lim (here)
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