December 5, 2011
On my always-interesting walk to work this morning, I passed one of the “cheap and cheerful” clothing stores (which I really dislike) and saw something quite horrendous.
An ENTIRE rack of blazers.
Orange DOUBLE-BREASTED blazers.
For $9.99 EACH.
And they appear to have been constructed by pre-school aged children. Who were blindfolded at the time. And maybe drunk. Not a straight lapel, nor an even hem among any of the more than 60 or 70 blazers I could see.
AND, the material was of an appallingly bad quality.
So: difficult color, difficult cut, horrid workmanship, and terrible materials. The full-house of failure.
Please note: I think there is a place in the world for a beautifully tailored, exquisitely constructed orange blazer made of the finest materials, in the wardrobe of someone for whom it is a signature garment, and upon whom it is supremely flattering. This woman is one in… well, a few thousand, at least.
These were NOT that garment. These were a waste of money, materials, energy, human exertion, and frankly they were sort of an affront to good taste everywhere. I’d love to know what the wholesale buyer who ordered them was thinking…