Wore this the other day to a birthday party. The pictures are quite terrible, now that I really look at them... The outfit looks better than that, but you can get an idea. In my mind this looks a bit gothic aristocrat. The large sleeves and the long vest make me think of 18th century men's fashion. With a wig, breeches and stockings it would almost be spot on! ;)
I love the blouse I´m wearing here! The sleeves are gigantic! I love blouses and shirts with wide sleeves! You might not be able to see it but this blouse also has huge shoulder pads, I love them too! I found the blouse at some charity shop or other, probably cost me next to nothing. I didn´t use it for quite a while because it was too big for me, but after moving a few buttons it looks good, at least with a vest or something over it.
The vest type garment here has a rather interesting story. It came to me in a very strange way. A former employer of my father (my father is in the construction business) owned a large apartment. A woman and her adult son were supposed to move in, they were moving from Abu Dhabi or Dubai or somewhere like that. All their stuff arrived, but they never did. My father stored these items for his former employer and as the owners never showed up and could not be tracked down they split the stuff between them (I guess that is allowed after a few years have passed). The woman had the same size shoes and clothes as I have, so I ended up with some of those, a handbag and a few odds and ends, among them this vest. She had quite expensive tastes too, the shoes and handbag are italian, the clothing mostly french, no mainstream brands here! Sometimes I wonder what happened to the woman and her son, where they disappeared to...
Price tag: About 40 € for the lot, excluding the hat.
Wish list: More wide sleeved shirts and blouses! More vests! I can never get enough!