December 4, 2011
- If your coat has a back vent (an opening either in the middle of the back hem of your coat, or maybe two openings, one on each side of a back “flap”), and that vent is sewn shut with a cool little “X” stitch, REMOVE THE STITCHING. A vent is supposed to be open, and was sewn shut just to hold it in place in transit. Nothing accents a bubble butt more than a closed vent.
- Fabric content labels on your sleeve are ALSO supposed to be removed. I’m impressed that your coat is 100% cashmere, now take that label off and throw it away!
- Hems that drag the ground are unsanitary. And unflattering.
- If your arms are hanging at your sides and we can see only the tips of your fingers (or nothing at all of your hands), your sleeves are too long. Alterations are nothing to fear.
- I’m a bigger fan of black coats than you could ever imagine, but please consider some sort of accent accessory. The streets are dark enough. Unless you’re a Goth, in which case, please carry on as you prefer.
- There is such a thing as too much Burberry plaid.
- Belted coats look much more insouciant if you tie the belt rather than buckle it.
- If you can’t button all of the buttons on your coat, it’s too small.
- Similarly, if you can neither tie nor buckle your belt because it’s too short, you need a larger coat.
- Finally, leggings are not pants!