|(Just a few of my favorite man items. From left to right: parkandbound.com, Brooks Brothers, Michael Kors, Burberry, Chrome by Azzaro, Alkemie Jewelry, Brooks Brothers hat)|
I've been on the hunt for the perfect varsity jacket. Most of what I've found has been tacky, overly cropped or made to fit a size 2. I, on the other hand, am not that tiny and was forced to move on to other options. While on a recent shopping trip with my male BFF (aka my fill-in boyfriend), I spotted the one. A non-embroidered, cozy and warm varsity jacket. There was just one problem; it was in the men's section.
Would it fit me properly? Would it be cut for big, burly man shoulders? I was skeptical, but tried it on non-the-less and was blown away. The fit was perfect.
I asked myself, "why the hell haven't I tried the men's section before?" It seemed too simple, yet how often do you find yourself, as a woman, shopping in the men's section? Probably not too often. As of lately, I've been living in my California fleece sweatshirt from American Apparel and low and behold, it's unisex. As a teenager I wore the most appropriate scent for myself; Curve...for men. And not to mention me rummaging through my boyfriends closet when hes not home to see which one of his 500 Penguin button-downs fit me the best. This whole Varsity jacket scenario seemed to just be a natural instinct that I've kept bottled up for whatever reason. Maybe because I don't want the stares while I'm trying on men's bow-ties? I'm a woman, I swear.