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Sunday, August 9, 2009
I tried to find an example online of the jacket that was used in the (500) Days of Summer movie, that I am now obsessing over, but I could not find it. These three jackets could serve as stand ins to achieve a similar look. The best alternative is in the movie and is a combination of all three.
The top picture is a a gray hooded jacket by Nixon. It provides the hooded casual style to the outfit, but is a jacket and not a hoodie.
The off white cashmere hoodie is by John Varvatos, is a decent alternative. It has a casual design and cut while being made out of a dressy material like cashmere. In a dark heather gray it could serve as a go to sweatshirt for the fall/winter. It can certainly be paired with a shirt and tie.
The bottom option is a hooded jacket by YMC. It is a hooded bermuda jacket. The pockets are fantastic and add a dressier element to the hoodie. Without the unneeded collar on the jacket, this would be a perfect alternative. The pockets really help make the jacket acceptable for a shirt and tie combination.
Can anyone point me in the direction of the hoodie I am looking for? Has anyone seen (500) Days of Summer? Do you know a designer that makes a similar jacket? Or even the exact jacket?
Sprezzatura Italian for "Artful Dishevelment". How to look good without looking like you try too hard. Looking good gracefully is not easy, but we at MD feel we must progress toward the unattainable perfection of Artful Dishevelment. http://moderndignified.blogspot.com/2009/08/sprezzatura.html