JUDGING BY THE JACKET

I have a thing with jackets, I really really really love them. One of the downsides of living in a warm climate (where the average temperature is 30°C) is that I don’t get to wear them outside. I do wear them inside… Not something you’d expect but it is often so cold inside of restaurants and stores that I usually take a jacket with me. Honestly I hate the cold and get cold quite easily but I love wearing my jackets so I have started to tolerate these air-conditioned rooms.

When I talk jackets I mean tough motorcycle jackets, the coolest jeans jacket, classy blazers, comfortable oversized variations, colorful embroidered jackets, detailed evening jackets, the perfect double breasted blazer, a fun cropped model, … (You get the idea right? Because I can go on like this for some time.) I mean that I’m not just talking about the boring black or dark blue, 2 or 3 buttoned jacket that you wear to work because you don’t know what else to wear. Don’t get me wrong, I used to have one of those but I’ve decided to switch to the fun side! These ladies set the perfect example.

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(I don’t own the right of any of these photos, they all come from Pinterest.)

I’m setting the bar a little high but it’s pure joy to look at right??! A jacket can dress your outfit up or down and make for the perfect statement piece. Even for work with the simplest combination of a white shirt and black pants an interesting jacket will make the difference.

Now here comes the big news, Unknown Curiosity is going to specialize in jackets! I bet you felt that one coming from miles away…

The reactions I received over the past few months all come down to the same thing. Everyone loves a good jacket but it’s hard to find a somewhat original and “fashionable” jacket for a reasonable price. When you go shopping at Zara you risk 10 other people you know buying the same one, at H&M you’ll be able to score one from time to time but quality is often a problem and then there is… well what comes next? Designer brands have made the most gorgeous jackets over the past seasons but their pricing strategy is often a problem for most of us.

With Unknown Curiosity I am going to try to be the gap in between. I truly mean it because now that I’ve started this blog and shared this message with all of you I’ll be very royally screwed if it doesn’t work out. Ha!