Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Black And White And Herringbone

In case you hadn't picked it- I love Trademe. I am really good at trawling the internet for vintage gems- and I can literally spend hours looking through hundreds of listings on that site. The thrill of the find- the warm fuzzy's you get from "winning" a treasure- it is one of my favourite parts of modern technology. The world is quite literally your own personal garage sale.

Without Trademe I would not own a big chunk of the wardroom. Without Trademe I would not own dozens of my favourite pieces. Without Trademe I never would have found out that the Otaki Theatre was closing down and selling off all of it's costumes. Like this coat!

This was another one of my "out of season" purchases that was too good to pass up. It is kinda weird being delivered a full Winter weight coat in the middle of January- but was worth the wait to start wearing it.

So back to my story. Otaki Theatre decided that no more actors would be treading it's boards. I'm sure culture in Otaki will never be the same- but it meant that I got to take this beautiful original 50's Eastex woolen double breasted herringbone coat with faux fur collar and cuffs off their hands. AND it was a steal at $40. EEEEEEEEEE!

Originally I justified buying it under the pretence of being able to sell it on and make a profit. I swear I even fooled myself into thinking that is what I would do. Right up until I tried it on for the first time. It just felt so... right. Too right to be contemplating an on sell.

This is no "between seasons" piece of clothing. This is a "Holy crap I am freezing and need to feel like I am wearing a few layers of blankets" sort of deal. There are few things more satisfying than walking down the street on a freezing cold morning being toasty warm in a great coat... Best teamed with hot cup of coffee and a pair of skeleton gloves. Perfect!

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