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Kristin Booker • November 21, 2012

The Rooftop Photo Series – My Favorite French Army Jacket

Photo: Giafrese

In the recent shoot I did for StyleUnited, I had a friend of mine come over to shoot me on my rooftop. With the central theme of showing how to wear head-to-toe winter white, let’s just say that keeping white pants clean on a rooftop in Manhattan (or ANYWHERE in Manhattan) is quite the chore.

This second photo in the series was about how to frame the color and break it up a bit. This is a striped sailor top that I love dearly paired with my new favorite skinny cords and an old W F2 French Army jacket from Uncle Sam’s Army Navy down in Greenwich Village here in Manhattan. The jacket is like a gigantic sleeping bag and is one of my favorite ways to keep the winds between NYC buildings at bay.

Photo: Giafrese

Selfishly (and you’ll see this as I shoot more style photos), I should own stock inUncle Sam’s Army Navy. I own a LOT of things from that store. When in doubt, military-issue accessories and clothes fit beautifully and add a touch of toughness to anything. Love.

Photo: Giafrese

Sometimes, the best way to rock a lot of one color is to frame it with something dark. This Army jacket adds depth to the look and gives it street ready appeal. Black Friday, here I come!

What I’m wearing: American Apparel Sailor Stripe Long Sleeve Pullover, AG Adriano Goldschmeid The Corduroy Stilt in Ivory, Toms Suede Desert Booties, Vintage Botkier leather handbag (a score from Beacon’s Closet,) W F2 French Army Combat Jacket, Prada eyewear from  LensCrafters

 

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