spiewak coat and cheap monday gloves, c/o MissKL.com, proenza x j brand jeans from ebay, creepers from my goth days
Trying to look ethereal during the winter poses the most practical challenges - and honestly, sometimes I don't even care to try! Sometimes I am just cold and tired and recovering from a night out. Luckily yesterday morning's hungover jaunt was made easier with this coat that MissKL.com sent me. I thought it was a winter coat but it turns out to be much more effective raincoat, as the nylon repels that pesky water and wind. Which works perfectly throughout this unseasonably warm December. But really, maybe these warm winters are the new normal? Once the global warming apocalypse hits, winter coats and cheap plentiful food will be relics of the past...
They also sent me these Cheap Monday mittens which keep my hands super warm. I bought this silvery Joy Division t-shirt when I saw New Order at the Aragon Ballroom last month, which yes, that show was every bit as incredible as it would seem. There's a million and a half Unknown Pleasures apparel floating all over the internet but I'm a big believer in licensed merchandise, which is why I typically only buy my band tees from shows or artists' websites.
Wearing an olive green coat just makes me feel cool. Like Lindsay Weir, though that is so obvious, but it feels like a secret hand shake with anyone who is a little bit weird. I pinned this rad I Want To Believe back patch so I can live out my innermost "Closer" fantasies, both the album and Raf Simons' Fall 2003 menswear collection.
"Closer" is one of my favorite collections of all time because he collaborated with Peter Saville to produce clothing inspired by the bands that mean SO MUCH to me. He emblazoned the olive coats with album art and Factory Records catalogue numbers to create post-punk parkas (a total amazingly oppositional reference to punk jackets). Raf Simons' Jil and Dior is worth talking about but it didn't come about in a vacuum - his menswear remains some of the most progressive and innovative designs of fashion history and it's worth remembering. This post on Hapsical is a good way to become acquainted with his archives, I've had it bookmarked for ages.
Dazzle Ships and Factory Records and Technique AHHH HOW GOOD, RIGHT?