mardi 15 mars 2016

On mannequins: trench

After a couple of spring fashion purchases (boots and sweater), I decided to take a step back. New in collections are overwhelming, there's so much stuff I suddently feel that I want, my wishlist folder on my laptop grows with numerous downloaded pictures. 

One thing's for sure though, I need a new trench. 

My Zara, acquired a couple of years ago is falling apart at the seams so it will have to be replaced. It's one of the items I use up the most, worn both in spring and fall, to work and on week-ends. 

I'm not sure what my budget will be, certainly about the average Uniqlo - Zara outerwear price tag. The most I could eventually spend on would eventually be the Comptoir des Cotonniers (here), the feedback on their trench has been steadily positive over the years.  

While I'm figuring out budget and if I'm going for the usual classic classic knee length and beige color, I also spotted the new trend for trench coats featuring a longer length and a more fluid fabric. It definitely also has an elegant cachet and adds a certain softness making both outfits very catchy. 





(In Zara)

7 commentaires:

  1. A.P.C. has great trenches, as well!

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    1. I'm already crushing hard on their leopard cotton coat so don't tempt me! I don't have APC money at the moment! Haha!

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  2. That's a difficult choice. I like the ones in your pictures but also the classic, beige trench. If you do decide to go for a more classic design, you can't go wrong with Comptoir des Cotonniers. If that Zara coat only lasted you a couple of years, a CdC trench might be a better investment.

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    1. I think I'd go for the more classic version, it's always nice to have the hit du jour but in the long run, the original style remains timeless.

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  3. I'm curious. When you say "coming apart at the seams," do you mean that literally? And if so, would it be worth having those seams restitched? Or do you use that term metaphorically to say that the fabric is looking shoddy, the construction sagging. . . Two or three years, even with daily wear, doesn't seem an adequate return, does it?! Honestly, I'd consider keeping the Zara going another year or two, especially if repairs might give it a boost, and putting those saved Euros toward a trench with a better eventual CPW. . . Tough to do, though, if it's really looking unsavoury! ;-)

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    1. No resurrection possible for my Zara trench, it's time to let it go.

      I'm under the impression that you seem to think that Zara items have more durability. They certainly should and I've been "lucky" on a handful of occasions to own items from that brand that are, for some, 10 years after purchase, still in very good condition. Otherwise daily wear and regular wash will quickly show longetiviy limits no amount of repair can fix... But to be honest, I think it's part of the deal with fast and cheap fashion. I'm more unnerved by an Isabel Marant coat looking unsavoury after a few months wear than a Zara after the same duration.
      It used to be so bad with Zara a couple of years ago -with holes, seams already undone on brand new in store items, etc.- that I had stopped buying there.

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