I've been experimenting recently with more masculine pieces and influences. I've noticed over the past few years that my coats have gone from being cut to show off the female form to masculine, giving more of a boxy and over sized silhouette. During my mentality and dressing style shift, there has also been less focus of what is considered attractive to the opposite sex, and more on what I have wanted to wear as I have aged. From memory, this wasn't a deliberate act but it has been empowering to be comfortable in my own skin (and threads). What can I say, but times are changing.
This is one of my favourite coats lending itself to my more masculine wardrobe. I'm having a particular fondness to tweed of late. I'm not sure what instigated my desire for tweed, all I know is, buried in my subconscious, there is still that affiliation between old men, Old Spice and tweed, which I'm pretty sure stems from living through my early childhood in the 70's and 80's. Maybe my acquisition and incorporation of tweed is my way of trying to move past my pre-conceived ideas of what is suitable to be worn, when and by whom. Who really knows, but I feel this works.
Photographs by Tom
What I'm wearing:
Burberry London tweed coat (HERE)
Diane von Furstenberg pants (HERE)
Christian Louboutin Pigalle patent leather pumps (HERE)
Karen Walker Super Duper sunglasses (HERE)
Herringbone tux pleated bib shirt
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