i never was a fan of sci-fi

I've been searching for a scootering jacket for a while now.

I wanted one that would block out some wind, but not be too warm, and also look good with my gigantic green knit scarf wrapped all around a million times.
Basically, I wanted something like this:

But maybe not in that color. That color is too close to those inevitable reddish brown leather trench coats that you find in vintage stores. You know, the ones that are only worn by Shaft and high school thespians.

Anyway, after searching high and low I finally settled and ordered this one. I was a little worried about the buttons. I worried it was too Sergeant Peppers.

Turns out that once you get it on, its not Sergeant Peppers at all.
It is, in fact, strangely reminiscent of the stillsuits in Dune.

So, if I had in fact wanted to look like I was heading out to fight alien worms on a desert planet, this would have been the jacket for me. But alas, all I want is to look cute on my moped. I shall be returning it.


LAURA!!! said...

this made me laugh, out loud, while stuffing my face with a burrito at my desk..not the prettiest sight.
I lovelove my dove gray peoples liberation number from chepo-hussy-girl shop "Charlotte Russe" - it appears they do not have my exact style anymore, but if I were to buy another one, I like this eggplant number... too bad it isn't black - http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3742948

I'll stay on the look out for others...

gigirose said...

hmmm... i need it more sleek than that. those flappy parst at the top of motorcylce jackest make me crazy. i'm thinking about xchanging for this one, http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Outerwear/Jackets/When+Skies+Are+Grey+Jacket
although i'm not in totally in love with that either.