I have a feeling that a year or two hence, I will look back on the tops I’ve been showing over the last three months and wonder What was I thinking? But for now, I am thinking that novelty appeals — and that elaborate sleeves are charming.
I am so deep into elaborate sleeves, I’ve convinced myself that this sweater is versatile.
Note: Versatile, not timeless.
I could see this sweater worn on its own (as shown here), or worn over a patterned or striped t-shirt (see the video below), or over a blouse with epic sleeves (like this one).
These sleeves are bifurcated (and only partially attached) at the elbow and then split from the elbow to cuff.
Dramatic, but not practical. A number of everyday activities are significantly less easy and graceful in this sweater — like washing one’s hands.
I think it goes without saying that I will not be operating any industrial machinery while wearing this sweater. For more dangerous clothes, see last week’s Big Shirt.
The Photographer felt that a little video footage would be useful.
The end is supposed to make you laugh.
Come closer and witness to the details.
And now, an interlude. I have a visitor.
I simply cannot resist a cat within arms’ range.
Harper and I have been in this shame spiral for 16 years.
Today’s post includes visual references* to two icons of dance. The first person to identify both gets a Directrice mug.
Sweater: Intermix; Jeans: JCrew; Watch: Shinola Birdie; Shoes: Lazio Collezione
* I have taken some license in these references. One is a person and the other is a work. They are not perfect reproductions, so go with your first instinct and don’t overthink the specifics.