Folks, I'm going to say it.
Unfortunately, you might not be able to tell from these photos. The light was playing tricks on me two days in a row and I could not get the shutter speed right, which means that many of these photos are blurry. Also, the details of this jacket are extremely subtle and don't show up well at a distance.
The colour is called "café" but is actually a subtle taupe or mushroom with a slight purplish undertone. It looks great with white, black, ink and navy, and even some greys, as well as denim, fuchsia, cranberry, pinks, teal. Basically, with everything I own.
It can be worn with a "stand" collar (and that way you see the leather detail; or the collar can be folded down into a narrow shawl style.
Here I am showing it, not "styled", exactly, but with a few options. The pants are not PPL -- they need hemming. They are roughly turned under and/ or pinned in these photos. I am not sure how to hem them. They are called straight leg, and do appear straight when laid flat.
I notice that I've got my sleeves scrunched in every picture. I forgot to show the length. They might need a touch of shortening but with no buttons on the cuff that is an easy fix.
Inspired by all the oversized looks for fall, 2014, I sized up in the pants for more fluidity. I'm not sure this is working so well on the side hip -- I might have to do a bit of alteration there.
Sveta was the fairy godmother for this purchase. I saw the jacket but did not try it on as I was getting tired, and I hadn't noticed any pants to go with it. She found the pants and encouraged me to give it a whirl. Meanwhile, the other Boston ladies were kind enough to humour me. They waited patiently and weighed in on the pros and cons (even though by then we were all exhausted and hungry and thirsty) and were the best shopping buddies ever!
The bonus? It was on big sale!!
Would love thoughts, impressions, ideas for hemming. Thank you!
Oh - the little white thing peeking out back in #4 is just my shirt hem. I was a bit rushed. And forgive the side view shots -- terrible camera angle makes me appear oddly shaped, but IRL it looks better.