Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Le Grande Facon in San Francisco, acceptable or not?

Jean Paul Gaultier 
Okay, this has been a conundrum for me. I love the winter season for the fact that I can do layering and wear my scarf but living in San Francisco, that's year round anyways. It does get cold but is it enough to wear heavy coats? For some reason I always end up wearing my mini puffer jacket or my vintage 70's style jacket that everybody wants (the funny thing about that jacket is that I get more complement for that jacket alone than any of my more expensive jackets/coats combined, go figure). The problem is that when I start driving away from the city that I call home and start driving to the eastbay (Oakland) or to the southbay (San Jose), It's usually not that cold and I end up being hot. I know that fashionistos/fashionistas usually suffer for fashion but nobody likes sweating under a nice coat. Donning a trench is okay since most of the time the lining is detachable. Just recently, I received a very dramatic military inspired trench that I really wanted and I've been wearing thanks to the nasty weather that we've been having. But recently while having brunch with a good friend, I spotted a man wearing a grand coat that its own right looks stylish, reminded me of the Jean Paul Gaultier grand coat, but he looked out of place and I began thinking do I stick out in the crowd like him? Is that a curse that fashionistos/fashionistas has to live with? To stand out like a sore thumb? Most of the time, like at an art gallery show, and night out at the museum people had been dressing nice and fashionable. But I was still a little (just a little) jarred that in the recent fashion event that I attended in the city there were people that came to the event and were quite confused what fashionable chic meant, but I digress.  On an everyday occurrence it is very rare that I see a guy as fashionable as somebody (ahem) i know. ha ha. I live in a major city for god sakes not some small town Oklahoma.  My aunt who lives in Italy always tells me how Italians are always dressed up to their nines every time they step out the door. I guess I should just be thankful, at least that the people in the mission embraces the Bohemian style of fashion.    

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