Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mustard with Envy

Maybe this is what They meant by a great power coat? I'm salivating over this wool felt number from Marc by Marc Jacobs. It's a bright alternative to winter's more subdued outerwear palette, and the perfect topper for the more staid blacks, browns and tweeds. It's a rather safe 3/4 length, double-breasted shape, but what makes it Marc are the smoky tiger's eye buttons and the retro storm flap. I'm also enamored of the vertical pockets and exaggerated collar, which stands up to the dramatic neck-dressing we've been seeing without overpowering it. This has been my favorite accent color for almost two years now and it's nice to see it finally in bigger, statement-making pieces. The only temptation to avoid is making an entire outfit of this cute but sophisticated shade.

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