Geeky Chic
3 years ago
A jacket so easily identifiable by any Canadian who is somewhat attached to their roots, Alexandre sports a vintage Hudson’s Bay “Point” Blanket Coat. Admittedly I did not know where this coat hailed from, despite the telling stripes and colors (note, I am not originally Canadian so I’m off the hook). I will say that the jacket did evoke a feeling or two of an autumn beach setting. The colors connote summer, yet the jacket itself for obvious reasons suggests keeping warm. So I improvise and imagine a quintessential Hamptons-in-October setting where Alexandre is absorbed into a lawn chair at a deserted beach on a grey afternoon reading a good book. Cozy, right? The jacket, appropriately called “blanket”, reassures this mental image of mine that momentarily appears as soon as I spot Alexandre across the street. I love his sun glasses too. Vintage Ray Ban’s. I’m slowly starting to realize a pattern among my Geeky Chic finds of late: classic and timeless pieces. I’m as much of a fan as Torontonians at large are of vintage pieces to accentuate the wardrobe. I’m almost sure I will not find this trend in Beirut (where I will be for the next two weeks happily snapping photos and collecting stories of the style centric) mainly because the Lebanese as I know them are creatures who take great pleasure in what’s novel and vaguely current. Chronicles of Lebanese street style to follow… 

A jacket so easily identifiable by any Canadian who is somewhat attached to their roots, Alexandre sports a vintage Hudson’s Bay “Point” Blanket Coat. Admittedly I did not know where this coat hailed from, despite the telling stripes and colors (note, I am not originally Canadian so I’m off the hook). I will say that the jacket did evoke a feeling or two of an autumn beach setting. The colors connote summer, yet the jacket itself for obvious reasons suggests keeping warm. So I improvise and imagine a quintessential Hamptons-in-October setting where Alexandre is absorbed into a lawn chair at a deserted beach on a grey afternoon reading a good book. Cozy, right? The jacket, appropriately called “blanket”, reassures this mental image of mine that momentarily appears as soon as I spot Alexandre across the street. I love his sun glasses too. Vintage Ray Ban’s. I’m slowly starting to realize a pattern among my Geeky Chic finds of late: classic and timeless pieces. I’m as much of a fan as Torontonians at large are of vintage pieces to accentuate the wardrobe. I’m almost sure I will not find this trend in Beirut (where I will be for the next two weeks happily snapping photos and collecting stories of the style centric) mainly because the Lebanese as I know them are creatures who take great pleasure in what’s novel and vaguely current. Chronicles of Lebanese street style to follow… 

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    I heart HBC blankets. also pretty sure this was shot on spadina or queen, importantly in TORONTO.
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    On a blanket coat trip right now…
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    omg the commentary!! more hipster racism
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    ^^^^^^^commentary
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    the original ones were called capotes, and made of wool blankets made for trade with native americans! The number of...
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    Je veux!
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