Sunday, 26 November 2017

For Town

I have been waiting many months for it to become cold enough to wear this fabulous 'For Town' 1960s coat.  I bought it back in July from the car boot sale, for just £3.  It's very heavyweight, and so on a particularly frosty morning it seemed like the perfect choice to keep out the wind chill.  I was very glad of its warmth for the couple of hours I spent wandering around the car boot sale (when I bought another vintage coat, but that's a story for another time...)

60s coat @porcelinasworld



60s coat @porcelinasworld

60s coat @porcelinasworld

60s coat @porcelinasworld

60s coat @porcelinasworld

60s coat @porcelinasworld

60s coat @porcelinasworld

60s coat @porcelinasworld
Vintage 'For Town' coat via car boot sale, Uniqlo rollneck, floppy hat from charity shop, M&S tights, Jones the Bootmaker boots, fake Chloe bag with lucite handles via charity shop, Montefusco gloves via car boot sale, Monet brooch via charity shop.

You'll notice that I'm wearing my glasses in these photos.  I am under strict instructions from my optician to give my eyes a rest from my contact lenses for the next month.  It's required a little bit of adaptation to say the least.  The hardest thing has been applying makeup without my contact lenses in.  Because of course I can't wear my glasses to apply eye make-up, as they'd get in the way, but I can only see a distance of 3 inches without them (that's not a typo, I really am that short-sighted!).  This means I have to get right up close to the mirror and that doesn't leave much room to manoeuvre a mascara wand.  I've poked myself in the eye a few times...

While I really love my glasses - they are rather special, being bespoke by Tom Davies - I admit that I feel a bit more vulnerable wearing them than my contacts.  What if I fall over and they break?  I can't even read a newspaper without them, so I wouldn't be able to cross a road, let alone find my way home!  The glasses are also not ideal for wearing in blog photos.  They don't photograph well at all in daylight; there are reflections on the lenses.  And because of the strength of the prescription, my eyes appear smaller than they actually are, which I think makes my face look a bit odd.  Ah well, I will just have to draw attention away from my face with my extensive hat and coat collection...  You're all here for the clothes anyway, so I'm not going to let it bother me too much.  Fingers crossed that contact-lens powered vision will be restored for Christmas!

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17 comments:

  1. What a stunning coat, well worth having cold weather for! I am short-sighted as well, although not as bad as you, as I can easily do my make-up. I used to wear contact lenses too, but switched to glasses after I had to stop wearing them for a while, like you. It was a bit strange at first, but I got so used to wearing my glasses, and got so many compliments, that I never got back to contact lenses. But as I said, I can do my make-up without poking myself in the eye ... xxx

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  2. Very nice! You've got such great style! I'll cross my fingers for you on the eye thing!

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  3. That coat is fantastic! What a steal you scooped it up for!

    Photographing eye glasses is hard. I have a pair I wear on the blog that I've removed the lenses from just for that very reason.

    I adore your boots too. I finally managed to scoop up a pair from Etsy that are just perfect. They are late 60's early 70's and I'm trying to decide if I want a rubber grip added to the soles or not.

    Suzanne

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  4. Such a gorgeous coat, so great to wear on a cold winter's day! I'm loving those boots on you as well! :)

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  5. That is such a stunning coat, what a great find.. I just loveeee the hat and boots too! I love your glasses, they are fab! Hopefully your contacts will be all sorted soon xx

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  6. It's a gorgeous coat - and once again the mix of browns and reds are really suiting you! Kx

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  7. Lovely coat and perfect for this time of year. It looks like you could do with some gauntlet gloves though to make sure your arms don't get cold in the gap at the end of the sleeve. xx

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  8. How interesting! I have a very similar coat - it's a little shorter, and has decorative buttons on the pockets - but the collar, shape and styling are identical. It's heavy, and warm, and a vibrant green, and I love how it cheers up a dull winter's day! Anyway, I bought it at a vintage fair last year, and always assumed it was a '70s number, but now I'm thinking perhaps it's actually from the '60s, like yours.

    I love the red-brown shade of yours, and how you have complemented it with other autumnal colours - you look fabulous!

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  9. That coat is gorgeous, it's the perfect length and fit and a wonderfully rich colour for Winter. You did good! I love how you've worn it, 1970s style.
    You look lovely in glasses! xxx

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  10. That's a truly wonderful coat, Porcelina! Lovely color and details. I like your glasses too, although I know they're not as comfortable as contacts. They're still chic! xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  11. You must have been the most well dressed person a car boot sale has ever seen! Such a warm coat is always welcome, but it must have been so frustrating waiting for the weather to be cold enough to wear it.

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  12. I hope your eyes recover so you can wear your contacts again. I'm a full-time speccy, but my brother hates his glasses and sticks to contacts. Glasses are pretty tough; I'm forever dropping/sitting on mine (and, occasionally, smacking myself in the face with things) and they're fine.

    The top stitching detail on that coat is ace. So 60s!

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  13. That coat is gorgeous, and I love how you paired it with the gloves, boots and hat! Have a great week!

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  14. You have a penchant for beautiful classic vintage coats and fun hats and cloches. The colors of this outfit are beautiful and you look so sophisticated and put together, head to toe.

    Welcome by on Thursday this week and every week to join my style linkup and share your gorgeous style with me and my readers. I miss you, Porcelina.

    Thanks <3 Ada.

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  15. Oh wow this was an amazing find and a hard one to beat. Beautiful shade and marvellously worn.

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  16. I love your hat and the coat! Great style!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/my-denim-story-with-cover-story/

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  17. This is a lovely fall to winter transition outfit. Your boots are gorgeous!

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