the object of my affection, at right
because san francisco weather tends to be chilly 75% of the time, one of the things that has become the staple in my wardrobe is a great coat. and because many times you’re going straight from the office to an event, or traveling from one part of the bay to another, you need something versatile. that being said, i haven’t bought a new coat in about 3 years, my last one being a ben sherman exploded houndstooth number that seems too over the top now. i wanted sleek, sophisticated, but not too showy. back in march, i checked out the images from the j.crew fall presentation and fell in love with a grey coat with black leather sleeves. flash forward to august, and j.crew put their collection lookbook online, with a number to reserve the montmartre coat. i called right away and ordered it sight unseen. knowing it was j.crew, i knew if i didn’t love it, i could return it to my local store.
but love it, i did. the body is a gorgeous charcoal grey wool/alpaca blend that is amazingly soft, and the sleeves are equally soft lambskin. it’s got amazing details (hidden snaps also covered in leather, rounded collar, chain hook inside, fully lined) and it’s definitely worth the price. now all i need is a crisp fall day to wear it.
first photo from habituallychic.blogspot.com