Tomboy casual: the cape bomber

A few months ago I scored a cool DKNY bomber with cape sleeves. I love the idea and the wool suiting fabric but I kept not wearing it. Angie's post last week inspired me to finally cut the tags.

If it were warmer I'd have worn sandals as in her outfit idea. I did cuff my jeans at least!

I like it though I feel super self conscious about the "weird" sleeves. I can wear them more conventionally but it turns out I hate feeling the tight, warm cuffs on my wrists. When I got the sleeves shortened I should have gone with my gut and asked the tailor to make a self-fabric gathered cuff. I wonder if I can find matching fabric and do it myself?

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  • Firecracker replied 1 month ago

    What a neat jacket! I like the outfit on you, too. It would be hard to match the fabric, I'm afraid. There are so many blacks out there, when you start to look at fabrics. Then there's the question of weight and weave.  Maybe you could improvise a slit in the sleeve cuffs to make them more comfortable?

  • shevia replied 1 month ago

    The look is fantastic. I defer to Sharan for tailoring advice for obvious reasons.

  • Joy replied 1 month ago

    Your students probably admire this bomber very much. Would long leather/ leatherish gloves work with the jacket and give you more warmth? Maybe fingerless?

  • Angie replied 1 month ago

    I like the super hero effect. Looks FAB. 

  • Amy Isabella replied 1 month ago

    Angie took the words right out of my mouth!

  • UmmLila replied 1 month ago

    I really like it ... hope your weather cooperates. I was just looking at a "cape effect" dress somewhere and thinking how cool that would be.

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