after seeing this image from marni f/w 2011, i knew something had to be done, and that something involved going to the thrift store as soon as possible, buying a wool coat, and cutting off the sleeves so i could wear a leather jacket under it. (this is how normal minds work, right?)
so i hauled ass to the thrift store this morning and bought this lovely adolfo coat that happened to be almost exactly the same color as the marni coat?! score. although it was a bit longer (i call this length columbine-length), it had a kind of philip lim does celine vibe that really drew me in.
i quickly set about the task of cutting off the sleeves, which involved turning it inside out and, since i didn't have a seem ripper, using an exacto knife to cut out the stitching. then i pinned down the fabric and stitched it up using the rudimentary stitching skills i learned in 7th grade in home ec.
i ironed and steamed it down after i finished:
and so, a couple hours later, voile!
worn with Jil Sander leather jacket / uniqlo heat tech top / ksubi jeans / sambas
i bought two other coats (a trench and a black car coat) that i plan on doing next. can't wait to try wearing it with my jean jackets as well. so psyched!!
nb: sorry the color looks different in every photo. my photo skills are JANK.