Move over moto – the elusive “get” is the varsity jacket!

The elusive "get" for a teenager: the Varsity Jacket

The elusive “get” for a teenager: the varsity jacket

If you’re a teen, there is one item of clothing highly coveted: the varsity jacket. Perhaps it’s because I am reading Ilene Beckerman’s book, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which I reference here, but I have been thinking a lot about what clothes mean to us at certain times in our lives. And so there was an interesting moment during my morning walk, when I saw three high-school-aged girls walking ahead of me. At first glance I thought one of the girls was wearing a varsity football jacket and assumed it had been given to her by her boyfriend. Continue reading

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When it comes to winter dressing, apply a second coat

IMGP9752IMGP9756I think it will be a snowy winter. Typically, as temps start to dip, we put on our warmest, bulkiest jacket/coat, leaving us feeling a little like the Michelin Man. There is another alternative and new fashion trend: applying a second coat. Here is how it works – start with a fitted jacket first and then add a second, heavier jacket on top. I have seen a moto (motorcycle jacket) worn under a fuller peacoat work really well. It’s a new way of layering and working with proportion and at the same time, bundling up without looking too bulky. Continue reading

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