Friday, December 9, 2011
Color: Casual, With Black-And-White References Which Also Entail Color
We can avail ourselves of so many more options in casualwear. We can obtain the pieces more inexpensively (everything shown here cost less than $30). And we can throw them together somewhat indiscriminately. I called this the Christmas Outfit after I put it on because the pants (Banana Republic outlet) are sort of green and the sweater (...Banana Republic outlet) is reddish-orange.
The other blogs for folks who wear traditionally male clothing are obsessed quality over quantity. In practice, this means one Japanese-knit $200 cashmere sweater, manufactured by a company whose marketing department managed to get the bloggers' attention, instead of six outlet cotton sweaters. Sure, there are ethical issues to consider before buying inexpensive clothing--living wage and safe conditions for the workers overseas, for example. If you have $200 to spend on a sweater, excellent. For some of us, that means buying one sweater per year. For those of us with style blogs, that seems...restrictive.
Anyway, socioeconomic concerns are a topic for another post once I've had some time to woolgather on the topic. Meanwhile, picture this outfit on a feminine-presenting person whom you find attractive, and tell me that it wouldn't work just as well for them.
On a related note, firefighters at Pearl Harbor during WWII:
Second from the left--could that be Grace Park's grandmother? Thanks to Jezebel for linking to the photo.