Friday, 20 February 2015
FOUND - Classic Coat Is A Real Belter
I found this classic safari jacket at the Cat Charity shop on lovely Pitshanger Lane, Ealing. It was created by Poivre Blanc, a French company founded in 1984 and best known for ski and tennis gear. Safari jackets however are a much older proposition, probably dating back as far as the 1800s when military officials wore them in far flung tropical climates. By 1968 Yves Saint Laurent re-imagined the utilitarian garment, revealing it in his Saharieene Collection. And when model Veruschka was photographed for Vogue wearing the YSL safari jacket, mini-skirt, floppy hat and low-slung belt CLICK HERE, sartorial history was made. My 2nd-hand jacket came with a matching belt that I'll wear with a dress or trousers. Pairing this jacket with my military belt (yesterday's post CLICK HERE) adds interest and an air of high-end. I'll pop it on over cropped, faded black jeans and pointy leopard-print flats. I bagged this useful classic for just £4.99.