9.17.2009

Thrifty Thursday: Alexander Wang at a Bargain

Forgive me, darlings; I’m in the throes of a dissociative moment that has left me in dire straits. One part of me wants nothing more than to cater to the cutie within by donning a dreamy denim jacket that fits my ambrosial persona to a T; while the other side of my brain is working overtime to awaken my well-hidden incorrigible stand; my disobedient direction. The end result is complete disarray, utter anarchy, and massive confusion. I have tried so very hard in the past to accommodate the warring words in my mind simultaneously, but it simply doesn’t work. Pleasing both innocence and naïveté while attempting to stroke the ego of my rebellious, rogue half is, easily put, impossible. Until now, that is.

Alexander Wang’s Faded Denim Jacket with Leather Sleeves is the answer to my muddled thoughts and chaotic wardrobe malfunctions. No longer do I have to choose between dainty denim or radical leather; I can enrobe myself in both, all at the same time. Like the typical “jean” jacket, the body is fabricated completely of denim, even going so far as to host a fold-over collar (perfect for popping on nippy nights), flap chest pockets, and silver hardware for when you need to button up. That is where the typical traits end, kittens.

No loves, the sleeves are not constructed of denim; they’re made of a lush leather that slides over your arms seductively, and keeps the goosebumps away via a polyester lining. Yes, I’m completely convinced. I must make the Faded Denim Jacket with Leather Sleeves mine. But I can’t. Dolls, as much as thoughts of this slight slice of splendor lace my daydreams, I most definitely cannot afford its $595.00 price tag. That’s more like my budget for an entire six months or more, not a one-item budget. Farewell piece of mind; so long restful sleep. I suppose I must return to my former baffled state. Unless I lay out the cash for a piece that lacks the Wang label, but accommodates the Wang style.

Yes mes chéris, it’s true…we can quiet the fighting in our genius, and delight all manner of personality that may plague us by way of Silence & Noise’s Rally Jacket. At just $138.00 Silence & Noise’s outerwear effort is just as desirable as its runway ready ringer, with the minor difference of faux leather embellishing the collar and epaulets, instead of Wang’s chosen denim. Face it dearests, it’s a fashionable fantasy right at your fingertips.

What’s your stand…will you splurge, or save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and ShopStyle for the pictures.
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34 comments

janettaylor said...

I love it!


X♥X♥

Leah said...

Though as much as I want the Wang label, I can't afford to pay that much for a jacket... might as well buy a bag instead.

I will definitely save and buy the Rally Jacket.

miriam said...

wearing denim this way is incredible hot!

Keith said...

Great photos. So very cool. I hope you've having a good day. Cheers!

Jaime said...

Def save- it's nearly identical! :)

Little Red said...

I prefer the Wang version simply because I don't really like the faux leather on the collar and shoulders of the Silence & Noise version. However, both jackets do still look nice.

Great find!

ana said...

I like it very much!!! two trends for this season in one... denim and leather :)
great!!!

Kristin said...

Silence and Noise is my poison!

Tasha said...

I like how you show the splurge and a better option price wise! I always try to save $ if at all possible!

Madison. said...

love that jacket.

Meg said...

I hate not having enough money for the clothes I want! I would probably get thye cheaper one though.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

great post! we're loving it.

Couture Carrie said...

They are both fab ~ I think I'll take both, please!

xoxox,
CC

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous! I'm really into denim jackets this fall. :)

Polished Sense said...

LOVE WANG! I really would splurge on a jacket if I was in love with it and could see it being a timeless piece. Meaning if I took great care of it, I'd pass it on to my daughter someday. (don't have one yet, hehe) But that's the point. I really have never had to splurge, but Gucci bags are still my weakness. And not the kind with the GG's all over it :)

Great post, ttys lady!

xo,
Jessica

Stylestance said...

I actually like the denim in the second one better.

Lexie said...

i'd say save! the jacket is quite trendy, and i think i'd save my pennies and splurge on an all-leather jacket!

S.Elisabeth said...

Save! I can't splurge if I know there's a perfectly good alternative that's wayy cheaper.

All Women Stalker said...

The Wang looks cuter...I say save until you can afford the expensive piece. :D

-meream

Sherin said...

Interesting jacket: denim and leather. However, for this one, I have to take the cheaper option. This is simply not something I will wear enough to splurge that much on.

jess said...

They look very similar. I hope you find one that you like.

Emily said...

well I'm a tightwad, I'm going with the save :]

Patty Ann said...

ooo this is a tough one. i normally say splurge on leather because the quality is very noticeable. but this one's only half leather...i dont know!!

and this part "lush leather that slides over your arms seductively" omgggg i love that description. i love reading your posts!
xxx

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E said...

You're a genius! I love that Wang jacket and the Silence and Noise one looks equally cool!

Couture Cookie said...

I like to splurge on shoes and handbags and save on the rest, especially jewelry. That jacket is phenomenal... I love when a piece can cater to several sides of your fashion persona! :)

Damsels said...

i love silence and noise pieces. they are so edgy without looking to trendy

Indie.Tea said...

Well, I guess save. My conscience can't justify a leather jacket (seeing as I dont eat beef, I can't wear a jacket made of - probably - cow skin).
But the Silence and Noise is practically identical to the A. Wang one, amazing!

Annie said...

Oh, definitely save! Silence & Noise does wonderful, wonderful things.

Emma said...

I would never be able to buy it, although it is lovely. I'd go for the save though

thanks for the comment!

xoxox

Sang said...

now that fall's around the corner, i've been digging into jeans, drawing them too! Faded Denim Jacket with Leather Sleeves, very lovely.... denim jackets always have both the unisex look and the adolescent edge.

stdgals said...

i will not splurge simply because I cannot afford to. .., but am also looking for that perfect denim jacket at an affordable price..

Amelia said...

What a great deal! Not quite my style, though.

Cathy Voyage said...

So cool!

daisychain said...

you find the best deals!

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