Obviously I’m still obsessed with the full-length coat, this time it’s a trench. Cleaning out my slacks’ closet (yes, I have a closet designated just for slacks) I realized I own about 21 pairs of slacks that I haven’t worn in about five years. Not only are they huge and dated, I only faithfully wear about four that I got at a Calvin Klein markdown sale a year ago.
In the efforts to develop a more mature aesthetic I went pant shopping only to find that the prices of pants are outrageous, I pay less for my Levi’s. Well, the cheap resourceful thin savant I am I reorganized my slacks’ closet and selected eight pair of pants that I could just take to my seamstress to taper, slim and bring in the waist- of course.
$298 and a three inch waist size drop later I still feel raped (not in the fun “stop, no don’t stop” way). I literally can’t afford to get fat. I could have just bought new pants, I immediately went home to discard the rest of the pants still hanging. My neighbor sitting on the stoop was more than happy to take my disdain off my hands. However, I had to keep one pair for fat purposes. About 6 years ago these GAP slacks were extremely tight that I had to cut out the pockets and sew them up to keep them from budging and puckering. Cut to today: they are too big!
I decided to do an whole oversize look while having the chance to don my vintage trench coat, cozy sweater and the high-top leather chucks I got for my birthday.
Photography by Micheal Saisi
Trench Coat: London Fog (Vintage)
Sweater: Perry Ellis $26.50
Shirt: Lands’ End $34
Pants: The Gap (had since 2007)
Shoes: Converse $75
Accessory: (watch Kenneth Cole)