I've been feeling very menswear lately. Structured, collared tops, staid colors, trousers and brogues are very appealing to me now. As I hunted about my photos looking for an outfit to post, this stood out to me.
Note the bangs: these are the casualty of my Alison Mosshart company Christmas party costume. Looked OK when weighed down with mousse and blow-dried straight; left to their own devices and they curled up all retro 1950s-y. Anyhoo they've grown since this picture was taken, and I always look better when my bangs reach below my eyebrows (even if they get into my eyes) so all's well. :)
I like the workmanlike-vibe of this outfit - it's all Capable Auto Mechanic, with a side serving of Dramatic Long Cardigan. (Maybe it's cold in the garage?) The shirt is one of my absolute favorites. It belonged to my mom and she used to wear this to work in 1980s! This shirt be 30 years old, people! And it's got a nice stiff collar, this perfect shade of faded blue, and it hardly ever gets wrinkled. Never die, vintage shirt!