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September 11, 2006 at 9:45 am
I agree, it looks great. Perfect blend of the casual and the playful appropriation of menswear. But, the button placement makes me think it was originally designed for a woman.
September 11, 2006 at 9:46 am
This is just right. She’s got a great sense of proportion, down to the matter of where the bag “hits” her body….
In re the jacket, I’m always in favor of a successful “steal” from a little–or big–brother’s closet….
September 11, 2006 at 9:58 am
Sart, I love your comment about the beautifully refined, feminine, contrary-rebellion of “At The Tents…….The Young Lady”. Is “At DKNY – Boys Brooks Brothers Jacket” the rebellion? Isn’t it just a more common, but ineffective non-event? Can we have some more of the former, ladies? Couldn’t this just as well be a used Salvation Army Jacket? No doubt the choices here were well considered, but the beauty is lost on me. Lose the team t-shirt for something silkier and longer, maybe? Lose the flip-flps for some really cute shoesies. Why be so proletarian? Let your beauty shine! – JCH
September 11, 2006 at 10:41 am
I actually have every intention of purchasing a few things from Brooks Brothers Boys, as I have too many problems buying in women’s or even petites! Great price and quality – who cares if it’s from the boys dept?
(see my comments on my Brooks Brothers petite experience here)
September 11, 2006 at 12:08 pm
my mom loves your blog, we are Brazilian bay
September 11, 2006 at 12:11 pm
The blue jacket/pants against the red bricks is very attractive. The light pillar and her long blond hair add a little verticle.
At the risk of declaring war on flip flops – if it’s cool enough for long pants/jacket, then why not a more covered-up shoe?
John and Sarah
September 11, 2006 at 1:38 pm
Good catch on the button placement. Definitely not Brooks Brothers. I’m relieved. I thought I was going to have to rethink Brooks Brothers. I have never quite forgiven the company for “inventing” the button down dress shirt back in 1896.
September 11, 2006 at 2:43 pm
She kind of looks like Kate Hudson to me…I always love wearing men clothes…Actually, I grew up wearing my dad’s jackets which are really big for me…But I love it.
September 11, 2006 at 2:50 pm
When a woman wears your shirts..it’s sooo sexy!
September 11, 2006 at 4:26 pm
Well done. All the proporions are odd, but the overall result is great.She´s a surfer girl in the city.
September 11, 2006 at 4:32 pm
hi Im from Argentina!I dont like that jacket..Its quite masculine ..so well bye
September 11, 2006 at 5:10 pm
At first I thought… “hang on, Thom Browne isn’t doing his collection for Brooks Brothers till Fall ’07. What gives?!”
September 11, 2006 at 6:22 pm
Yay. I have been wearing Brooks Brothers Boys dept. blazers since I was 19 years old. Tina Chow said that she did the same in an article in U.S. Vogue years ago…I wear the boys trousers too. If you are a woman with a very slim androgynous build…it looks good. It’s a little quirky…but with the right accessories it’s amazing.
September 11, 2006 at 7:58 pm
She looks totally great. I love how the jacket fabric catches the light; her hair is perfect and I agree about her sense of proportions. Rock on!
September 11, 2006 at 10:11 pm
omigod. we’re not back to the early 90s with the women in men’s jackets are we…
September 12, 2006 at 12:02 am
I like that it isn’t a blazer for women that tries to look like a blazer for little boys. Like something from a mass market retailer or, even, DKNY maybe? It looks just right – not too snug, not too roomy. And the sleeves are the right length too, which is cool.
September 12, 2006 at 12:18 am
You are mentioned in a WSJ article (“Bloggers Get Under The Tent”). Here is the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115801727410860002.html?mod=hps_us_editors_picks
September 12, 2006 at 1:20 am
Oh, but we are back in the 90′s dear shinhy blue black….Grunge? and, get ready for minimalism in a BIG way….
September 12, 2006 at 3:06 am
To Shiny Blue Black. it’s boy’s jacket. not men’s.
September 12, 2006 at 4:59 am
I dont think her thong slippers do quite well with the whole look.
September 12, 2006 at 7:31 am
nice mention in the Wall Street Journal today
September 12, 2006 at 8:49 am
Hey, Congratulations on the Wall Street Journal mention!!! You’ve know got (Wall)street cred. (“Bloggers Get Under the Tent” 9/12/06 pg B1)
September 12, 2006 at 12:47 pm
“Oh, but we are back in the 90′s dear shinhy blue black….Grunge? and, get ready for minimalism in a BIG way….”
egads. Exactly why I left fashion behind yonks ago.
September 12, 2006 at 6:06 pm
You are correct about the buttons; it cannot be a boy’s or men’s jacket.
I like it all except the midriff. I never want to see another midriff as long as I live, outside of the bedroom or the beach.
September 13, 2006 at 4:16 pm
Terrific look – spot on!
September 13, 2006 at 4:40 pm
Girl shirts/jackets buttons are always on the left.
September 18, 2006 at 5:12 pm
Interesting assumption that it’s a Brooks Brothers thing happening here. The woman in the photograph is a British journalist – more a comment on Saville Row if anything…
October 4, 2006 at 8:36 pm
Nice casual. Interesting and bold mix. Cool
May 20, 2007 at 9:06 pm
I liked what I was seeing until I scrolled down and choked on my chips at the sight of those flip-flops. Terribly misplaced, I think.
April 12, 2010 at 5:36 pm
ah don't be so quick to assume women don't shop on the mens side. keep in mind there are lesbians, such as myself, out there that consume clothes with a masculine theme. i swear if i had the power i would encourage a designer to send women (lesbians particularly) out on the runway to model their mens line. this would be genius!
August 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm
I just want to know where she got those jeans, they fit and yet retain that loose guy feel!
May 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm
Have run and show a friend who adooooooooores Brook Brothers….all her blouses bought there! I alwas pick on her for that!