-It is the distinctive Gareth Pugh, triangular shape, but also has an Alexander McQueen silhouette too. 2 birds with one stone there.
-Definitely “my style.”
-Super comfortable. Because it’s cotton with deep pockets it feels like wearing an edgy cool bathrobe. Plus I like the loose underarms, one downside of my Rick Owens hoodie is the tight underarms.
BUT what’s giving me pause, is being honest with myself this coat has limited wearability which =s a not so great CPW.
-Heavy. Literally heavy. This may tip over a skinny chair. Imagine if this coat got rained on…
-I live in the tropics. And maybe if it was “winter” the cooler temps would sway me more, but it hits the 90s regularly right now.
-While technically this is washable, my RO hoodie is a pain to dry and that’s only a fraction of this things size.
- Looks best with slim bottoms and heels.So yeah it looks great in this pictures. But that may be about it.
-Not work appropriate. One of the reasons I justified the purchase was thinking I could wear it to work. But in person, no. It’s too overpowering/overwhelming. In flats this thing is just above my ankle.
-The drama of this coat happens at the sides and bottom. Which I can't "see." And the literal weight of the coat pulls towards the bottom. In my head I know and can feel there's this fabulous thing happening behind me, but yet existentially I don't "feel one with the coat." I know that makes no sense, but to put it simply I feel more like this coat is wearing me more than the other way around. Yeah, I'm joking and not joking here...I'm the person that has to try on sunglasses in a full length mirror. It's all about the vibes!!!
- I bought a lot of RO/RO-esque stuff recently. Combine that with my All Saints sweaters too. Why I can justify buying RO is that it’s “wear now.” Some of my RO I even deem work appropriate. This costs more than any of my RO pieces and I can’t wear it “now” or to work. I mean technically I can wear it now, but I am trying to at least be reasonably ridiculous.
-I don’t get to attend religious services regularly anymore (compromise of working a big girl Mon-Fri job), where I got away w/ wearing a lot of my avant garde stuff.
-Even though I bought on sale, there’s plenty of things I could do with the money instead. About 3 laser hair removal sessions / vacation ie: roundtrip & 2 nts stay in nyc/ bottega venetta makeup pouch as clutch / 3 Brazilian hair treatments / baccarat jewelry? (even though feeling mehhh about them for awhile now) etc…
-I have A LOT of clothes, and still plenty of things I rarely get to wear.
-Consolation prize to a Gareth Pugh ebay auction I lost. Except this coat costs 5x as much!!!
-Ultimately I don’t think I have the lifestyle to do justice to this coat. Lets say hypothetically I traveled more, would I want to schlep this heavy coat with me. Even when I’ve been somewhere cold in the fall, I’ve made do with what I have.
At the end of the day, if I have to ask I already know the answer...but what do you think? Do you obsess over little aesthetic details?