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Life of Colleen: Wardrobe meanderings part 5

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Wardrobe meanderings part 5
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 2:55 PM (Pacific)

J.Crack update

I bought a men's cardigan on sale at the Corte Madera J.Crew, last time I went. It's no longer on the 'Crack website unfortunately, but it's a lovely black and dark grey, herringbone-patterned, merino wool cardigan. Something like this:

black and grey cashmere cardigan

...but herringbone (am I the only one who finds the preponderance of solid colors robotic after a while?).

It was way cheaper than a women's cardigan would have been, and better. I washed it when I got home--I do that, for anything washable, to see right away how well it launders. And I detected not one fleck o' fuzz, nary a pill--as if a man would even notice? bemused

brown oxfords

I don't actually want these shoes, but they're pretty decent looking.

Keener on Cydwoq oxfords:

cydwoq oxfords
image courtesy bulo shoes

...but I'd want something in between the two. I've seen Cydwoq embossed leathers in person, and they are gorgeous, but not as versatile as plainer leather would be.

But then I haven't seen these "Recess" shoes in person; a bit hard to judge.

A mending tip

When mending a heathered item, in a place where it might show, use two threads--to match the two colors in the heather. Go over the hole once in the darker thread, then over that randomly in the lighter one.

Culled from Craigslist

Someone posted anonymously:

IMO they are adorable but be careful wearing boots over tights. I've had so many tights torn up by boots either because they are kind of ruggedly constructed inside or because the zipper snags when I cross my ankles. What I do now is tights, then cotton ankle socks then boots. Your tights will last longer.

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