Well, after trying those Fiorenti & Baker two weekends ago I had to go revisit the inspiration - just to make sure. Last weekend we headed to our local surplus store to see what was in stock. I found both pairs - the parade and the combat (photos 5 & 6) plus a few cool ones for him. Is it just me or is the boot in photo 3 a near spitting image to the Barry Distressed Buttero boots? Of course neither of us walked out with boots but I picked up a Canadian cadet overcoat - currently at the dry cleaner so no photo.
PS The rainy season has begun and I want to bottle the smell of the forest.
Haunted by the spirit of my old combat boots I was possesed to try these Fiorenti and Baker Elois-A-Ner on last weekend. I loved them. Haunted by mocking voices in my head chanting, 'You can't buy grunge at the Gap.' I wondered if I'd be a poser if I paid over $575 for them.
I'll always shop op shops. When I go I look for quality, all season fabrics - yes I wear cashmere in the summer.
A great time to hit them is the month before the season ends - everyone else is still in summer mode. We picked up these basics about two weeks ago all for just under $200 - not including dry cleaning. I still need to find a few dresses, some Katherine Hepburn trousers and a coat. He still needs to find a coat, boots, and some trousers.
There's a couple of cashmere sweaters, an Oscar de la Renta jacket, some snakeskin belts, a Burberry jacket, snake skin shoes, Ralph Lauren lizard ballet flats, a Burberry jacket, a couple silk scarves, a pashmina, some Pierre Cardin belts, a James Perse shirt, a couple Ralph Lauren tops and a Charles Jourdan bag.