There I was, just two days ago, blahing on about high streeters copping M-65 field coats to wear with spangles, and now I see this. And I think, shit, that’s a nice green. And I remember I saw this over at Sunny Siders at the weekend. And I think I don’t know much about the brand Fujito. And I start to think I want this jacket. It would work with my entire wardrobe. And thoughts of a “here come the girls” style mob, identical and straight-haired, sequinned and army jacketed, dims. The sound of them stumbling and squawking in their heels fades. And I feel whole again.
In a pima cotton and linen blend, there are concealed snap buttons on board, the traditional four flap pockets, with the top set (to use the official sartorial parlance) on the wonk. There’s some conspicuous pleating on the rear too, bisected by a stitched-in waist band. It’s all going on.
At £290 over at Alpha Shadows, this is a good buy. One that’ll see you through the Spring, into Summer and well, well beyond. I need to divorce myself from thoughts of what’s happening on the British high street. The homogenised slurry that passes for chain store fashion is enough to make you ill. I remain firm in the belief, personal style will out.