One of the first projects I ever shared here on this blog, was a trenchcoat refashion back in 2008. It was shapeless and missing some buttons, but after fixing it right up, I continued to use it for years.
I’ve worn it drinking coffee in Berlin….
… going to concerts in Chicago….
…. theater performances….
….. and to boat christenings. (Yep, that’s my mom. I even think she’s wearing the same yellow scarf from one of those pictures up there! And yep, we look a lot alike!)
Except now I don’t have it anymore!
I left it on an airplane visiting my parents a couple of weekends ago, and despite all my efforts, I cannot make it resurface again. One the one hand I’m desperately noticing the gap in my wardrobe from such a versatile and classic piece, and sad that I so absent-mindedly left it on a plane. On the other hand, I had most definitely noticed the increasing fading around all the edges, the buttons that have been falling off – even one of the epaulettes on the shoulders fell off, and when I was ready to sew it back on I couldn’t for the life of me find it again! So it’s definitely seen better days, and needed to be replaced at some point after 5 years of near constant use.
Yep, I do think a Robson coat is in my future. Hopefully I get at least 5 years out of it before stupidly leaving it somewhere or it falls apart from constant use!