The Europeans, especially the Italians, do lumberjack and other looks similar to the quintessential American outdoorsy looks (such as the fishing vests and denim/chambray shirts) better than the Americans because of what you, Scott, pointed out all along…the items of clothing that they wear are for the most part fitted rather than loose, boxy, and shapeless! Fit is flattering!
Looks like the 'cool kids wear' sported by the kids smokin' behind the gym and stairwell doors, skipping class and hangin' out in the back of the school when I was a teenager. In those days the boots were left unlaced. Cool rules!
I like the idea of wearing a bold pattern (even if it is used the least Savile-Row-way possible), I like the plaid & even the colours (fairly autumnal, if I might say). I'd love to see how it fits when she is not leaning forward.
Wow, I must admit I'm quite surprised that so many people like this. I doubt most people would look twice at her if passing along the sidewalk… sorry to say! I can't say I like anything about this look — the jacket is so masculine. The jeans are also masculine but also not flattering. Don't get me started about the boots. I'm all for a boyish look… but on a woman, it's best to incorporate some femininity.
I really like seeing women mixing a masculine look with a touch of femininity and vice versa (like wearing a LBD with her dad's old watch or something). I'm a woman and I know many men who have told me that they find a woman with a rugged masculine look extremely sexy while keeping her feminine side. In this case, even though her overall look is masculine, her clothes are fitted and her long hair and red frames give it a girly touch that makes it very appealing. I live and work in the heart of SoHo in NYC and I would definitely do a doubletake if I were to see this woman walk down the street in a sea of women dressed in outfits dictated by trends and celebrities day after day. It's almost like she just threw on her boyfriend's clothes to run some errands, which I'm sure many men will find hot.
Great look–she even makes the acid wash work, and from me, that's saying a lot. So nice to see a woman not giving into gender norms & proving once again that "fabulous woman" & "traditionally feminine" don't need to have much to do with each other.
I like the whole outfit minus the shoes, when I was in Italy a year ago I realized that these shoes were very fashinable there, I saw a lot of people wearing them, I couldn't see the appeal but to tell you the truth she is carrying them weel.
I was just in Vienna over the Christmas holidays and EVERYONE was wearing Timberlands, looking completely European and stylish while they did so! I confess a strange mania took over me and I started combing the city for a pair that cost less than the standard 180 Euro! No luck, but when I got home to the States I found a pair on sale at my local mall for US $80. Funnily enough, I live in a small town in central PA and lots of people were wearing Timberlands there too…but these were local farmers, hunters, etc wearing them in a totally different way (although with the same overall goals of warmth and comfort). I plan to wear my Tims next winter too, all the more enthusiastically after my brief foray into the world of international fashion!
Oh, what should I say? Been here, done this? She looks good, but it goes wasted on me. I have had so many pair of the boots she's wearing and wore them with dresses. I'm not sure about the extremely masculine look. Isn't working for me.
What a great androgynous look. The jeans work to perfection – indeed, they flatten her behind (as another reader commented), but that's the point. And the coat matches the boots ever-so-subtly. Love it.
Love this look! I was lusting over boots like these on my trip to NY (comfy, warm, practical and seemingly of-the-moment). The collar on this jacket really sets it off and I love the touch of red from her glasses frame.
This looks like typical pacific northwest style. If i saw her on the street here in Seattle, I wouldn't look twice. Still, she looks good, especially with those red glasses, just like some people mentioned earlier.