Scotch Plaid shirts. Retroishly, but not grunge retroishly. More like Ice Storm-crossed with back-to-school-issue-of-Seventeen circa 1979 retroishly.
Nope. My boobs are too big. There’s no way I could not make that look like a mom shirt.
I wouldn’t, but I can see how it could work for someone else.
Yep, I would. Though now the mom shirt comment above has me worried.
No, but I would love to see it on my man.
Completely cracking up over the Seventeen reference, though!
I so totally would. (PS: The Ice Storm is one of my favorite movies ever.)
SERIOUSLY ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER.
Have you seen “Lust. Caution” by Ice Storm-Director Ang Lee? Well, that movie is made for eternity. A warm hello from Switzerland!
Hey, I think I still have the’79 Seventeen Back to school Issue!
Seriously, your references slay me!!!!
Not just yes, but HELL yes. Faux leather skinnies or waxed denim takes it outta mom territory. Or just skinnies and Frye’s. Or a black leather pencil skirt. Or possibly sequins of some fashion. The point is, YES.
Sequins or a leather pencil skirt: I like the way you think merciblahblah! I’ve been eyeing that exact shirt but am refraining from buying anything for myself until I’m done with the holiday shopping.
Kim, I feel like I’ve found a little oasis here. Your engaging writing and good taste (can I tell you how happy I was to see the post on Justine F. in the archives?) are a delight to find in the blogosphere. The only downside? I now have a VERY strong hankering for those rather pricey R13 moto jeans.
My mom had that exact shirt in the late seventies, early eighties. I loved it and I loved her in it. Was going to buy it and put her initials on it but it’s sold out in my size.
Love and miss you, Mom.
Kim, I wouldn’t. I wore plaid shirts all through high school, before they became cool.
Love Ice Storm. The shirt…not so much…although on the positive side it does NOT seem to have patch pockets. Patch pockets on top of breasts just seems so…unnecessary. And I agree with merciblahblah that it would work with waxed jeans or one of those J.Crew sequined skirts.
Just putting up my own “AMEN.” Why would I want patch pockets on my breasts?
I think I would. I stole my dads and wore it at art school.looked great with skinny back jeans and a pair of doc martins! 1985 ish……
I have broad shoulders, and shirts like this just make me look like a big square
man-repeller. I love them, but they look better on my 17 year old daughter…
I wore these for years and still love them. But since I got my pixie cut they skew too “It’s Pat!” for me, sadly.
Actually, maybe with leggings and ballerina flats a la the boyfriend shirt.
Yes! I have a similar one from J crew and it is super soft and comfy, but also has a flattering fit (much more so than those I wore in high school). With skinny jeans.
Would I? I own it now, bought at J crew last year.
Looked for one just like it at Uniqlo last weekend, but they had nothing left for women and the men’s shirts were way too big on me. Will consider the J Crew ones, although they are more expensive. With skinny jeans, of course!
I would–I like the suggestions for pairing it w/ pencil skirts and skinny jeans. Or my Spanx leggings! I’d “borrow” my husband’s shirts!
Love it. For work I’d pair w/ a preppy cardi, pencil skirt and a bright red lip.
For casual with a down puffer knit cloche hat, skinnies or boyfriend jeans and booties.
And for the record, I listened to Nirvana and Pearl Jam in the day and still do. I refuse to acknowledge how long ago that was.
you can get a nicer quality shirt for less at LLBean. Probably a little too pedestrian for most people, but I recently got two and they’re very nice
Guess I would ’cause I am wearing one today.
I’m wearing one of those shirts today too! Not that plaid–the red plaid one that has more white in the background. I wore it under the J.Crew short sleeved cashmere tee, with a skirt, tights, boots.
Yes! So prepster and cute, I love it! It would also be awesome under a cashmere sweatshirt.
Yup. But Yup with an If. If it was cut close enough to the body to skim but not big enough to swallow. Certainly it could be cool with the right bottoms and shoes. Could also be an opportunity to mix prints.
But what do I know … cool is not ever achievable at 5′, 60 something and curvy (cough, cough.) See what Angelica Huston thinks.
It needs bust darts and princess seaming to make it more feminine. Otherwise, I’d just look schlumpy…
I have it! The cut is girly enough to be flattering, which takes it out of the grunge category.
Would I? Every day sadly. I feed cattle so it’a a requirement. Part of the office dress code. I will try pairing it with some sequins. The leather pencil skirt might start a stampede.
I would find a way wear this shirt every single day if I owned it. Unfortunately it’s been sold out of my size forever.
Love the sequins suggestion!
Maybe with a lace skirt for the contrast? Even then: No. It lacks elegance. Let’s be more French-like!