I have a dilemma.
Meet APC trench coat in camel via www.impulseseattle.blogspot.com. Classic, very Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Meet APC trench coat in navy. Very sharp looking and sleek. But, I already have something similar in navy, from Paul & Joe, double-breasted raincoat with an empire waist.
This is quite possibly one of my greatest loves: Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garcons, Fall 2004 collection, retailed originally for over $1400, on eBay for $455 right now. My highest bid was $300. Dunno if a puffer coat is worth more than $500. As amazing as it is, it's still just a puffer coat. And a trench coat? Well, a trench coat is iconic and versatile.
A.P.C. trench coat: $398 from Impulse or from hejfina.com or from APC store in NYC $ ??.
Junya Watanabe: $500 +
novel thought: buy nothing
well, I think I'm going to NYC next week to take pictures of Chinatown and Flushing (disseration research), and there's that A.P.C. store on Mercer st, and then, of course, there's Opening Ceremony and Steven Alan and Mayle and, oh, whatever. I should be a good grad student and look at art and do actual research instead of obsessing about a trench coat just because I wish I were chic yet reclusive. I'm really just the latter.