pimp my wardrobe: jean coat.


My husband calls it my "country matrix" coat, which is better than what I initially called it. (Hint: the first word of this post's title.) Really, with its wide lapels, this bad boy's screaming to be paired up with a feathered hat, large sunglasses, and enough bling to make Flavor Flav weep.

Seriously, though, despite being on the plain side, I love this coat. It cost me just $3.96 at Goodwill, and look at it! Oh, the potential! But sadly, if left to my own devices, I'd ruin it with my "creativity". I tend to be heavy-handed when it comes to fringe! Mmmm... fringe...

So, I'm asking you, my lovelies, what should I do? How should I improve it and make it ab-fab without looking like I should expect Isaac Hayes to jump out of the bushes and start singing the theme to Shaft when I wear it?

Which would be really creepy, because I think Isaac Hayes is dead.

9 comments:

  1. Isaac Hayes is dead!?!

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  2. Hmmm... maybe use some faux fur to cover the collar like on this site:

    http://www.oursbiz.com/Company/240024/Jean_Coat.aspx

    and then cinch the waist line in or use a belt to cinch in it?

    i like the length of the coat - just don't bedazzle it. LOL!

    and sadly yes Issac Haynes is dead - 3 years a week from Tuesday.

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  3. sorry HAYES - i can't spell tonight. :P

    (and why am I having trouble trying to post a comment using firefox? - using IE to post this)

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  4. I don't understand why you have to do anything with it. Get an ab-fab scarf, and use it as a "transition" jacket in early fall.

    Or Bedazzle it. Either way.

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  5. Get some of those little metal studs and
    spell out Anvil! on the back.

    And use a black Magic Marker to put "AC/DC"
    down the sleeves, with a little lightning
    bolt in place of the slash.

    Otherwise, you'll just look like a farmer hobo.

    :-)

    02 August, 2010

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  6. I'd applique a ton of big, colourful flowers on it. Flower Power hippie coat - yes! Or if you were looking for some level of taste and decorum, then I'd applique only a few flowers spilling down one side of the jacket. That would be more ... um... appropriate I guess. :)

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  7. Shorten it? Take it in to make "boob" accentuating areas? not holes... no like darts yeah that's it darts.

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  8. Nothing to add here accept to agree with the belting idea.
    After all, your other readers seem to have covered all over bases. You have funny readers. Funny in a good way.

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  9. Shall we swap.I like this country matrix coat .i have a coat which my hubby call west coast but i love my stuff i could hardly throw away.I think it's nice to add a belt.

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