Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Can you imagine a better addition to SNEANS life than the grey marle crewneck sweatshirt? (Hereafter referred to as the GMCS.) Formerly the domain of American high school wrestlers, 90s skaters and John Hughes movies, the GMCS is back. And I am obsessed. It all started with Rodarte (above). Raglan sleeves, black print on grey marle - so simple, so strong.
Then Karen Walker did a drop shouldered version with a small town Americana print for her Salzburg USA collection at New York Fashion Week in February.
Stolen Girlfriends Club feature a cut off short sleeved GMCS embellished with a black WELCOME TO NOWHERE print in their current winter collection.
And Boy, the namesake character in Taika Waititi's just released masterpiece, spends almost the entire film in a cut off GMCS with rolled up arms. Fresh to def.
I've spent the past week raving about how much I want one, and a friend came to my rescue last night. She introduced me to AS Colour - New Zealand's answer to American Apparel. Starting from $42 you can order an AS Colour GMCS online.
I did it last night, picked it up this morning, and I'm wearing it already. Quality is good, it's a little longer in the body than my dream GMCS but a hot wash ought to sort it out. And for $42, who can complain?
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