Photos: Susie Bubble
Over the years there have been plenty of Zambesi pieces I've really wanted and never bought, usually because of the price being high and my income being low. The leather armed baseball jacket from Winter 2010 was probably the Zambesi thing I've wanted the most. So I got it. I've been wearing it a lot lately. Five of the last six days, to be exact, with a really old Karen Walker Menswear hoodie that my flatmate gave to me and Simon Miller Jeans that Fabric gave to me. Susie Bubble's been wearing it too (close-ups below), only she styles it a little differently. Plus, she's wearing the girl's version which has patchwork leather sleeves. Mine has reptile leather sleeves. It's the fanciest thing I've ever owned, and it's a constant source of self-validation. I get compliments whenever I leave the house in it. CPW (cost-per-wear) is an important tool for calculating a garment's worth, but CPW (compliments-per-wear) trumps it every time.
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