Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lust of the Moment: Goggle Jacket



A few weeks ago, I stopped by Hollywood/Vine to catch up on my readings. As usual I grabbed my books (V Man, 10 Men, i-D, etc.) and checked out Lula (thanks to Manju for the mention). Unfortunately, I wasn't inspired (with the exception of Lula).

Is it me, or was there a common rock 'n roll and vagabondism themes lately? Anyway, I was adamant on getting my necessary fashion high so I headed to the nearest Vogue Hommes International. Lo, I was simply blown away with the contents: trend reports (yes, guys like trends too), otherworldly designers (like Wooyoungmi), and semi-freaky/disturbing spreads (it's titled Solitary Pleasure--if you know what I mean). I even discovered the C.P. Company goggle jacket in the military trend!

For me, anything that has a tough connotation is a bandwagon I'm willing to ride. I'm not very military-esque (I hate camos, green, and shaved heads), so it sounds appealing for me to embrace a grittier image. I began visualizing me being deployed in Iraq, wearing this jacket, feeling the breeze and sand, and looking smashing with my M16 5.56 mm rifle. But in reality, I'd pair it with shorts, a white T-shirt and sneakers, and it'll be the perfect Fall oufit in Los Angeles (it's gonna work because the weather has been mildly warm--very unusual in November).

In ecstasy, I shared this piece of obsession to my dad. He wanted me to check it out online to see if it's available. It was available alright. But is it viable? Let's just say sticker shock is such a downer.

Goggle jacket by C.P. Company, $2460 at
www.barneys.com

4 comments:

Farah said...

I hate sticker shock! It is always so nasty!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hi, thanks for the comment, sorry for the late response, hope you're doing great, and your post just woke me up.. Lol
Check out my blog, I may take you to the next Paris Fashion Week ;)

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Manju said...

Googles remind me of the movie 'UP' now . spirit of adventure!!!
Lula is awesome, right? ^^
Yu-Gi-Oh is actually a lot of fun to play, believe it or not, although its movies etc are so dumb >_< haha

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hi there, thanks for the comment... Hope you have a nice weekend! xoxo

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