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November 30, 2008


I am wearing a vintage Jean Claude Jitrois leather jacket that my mom recently bought on eBay. It is totally amazing and we're both really excited to have this piece in our collective vintage archive!!

It has beautiful gold detailing, as you can see, in the shape of leaves. I took so many more pictures of it today (and some other things) but the pictures I took just didn't turn out well...some other day when I have better light I will show you close up pictures of it. The leather is gorgeous and there is even detailing on the inside of the tails. The detailing and tails give it the same kind of military feeling as some of the jackets in my last post.

Today I am wearing it with Y-3 wool pants and gold-green satin Marni buckle pumps, and an American Apparel grey tank top and a load of gold chains (not visible in this photo) isn't our new Christmas tree pretty? We haven't decorated it yet because we've yet to make our ornaments.


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Photo of Sunset

I absolutely LOVE! The detail is insane! Such good stuff, you have some of the best finds I've ever seen.

Photo of Val

You look gorgeous! The leather looks so supple. You should have definitely included a frontal shot.

The marnis are amazingly gorgeous, and the christmas tree is pretty killer. Jealous on all accounts.

Photo of Oriane

I really love the atmosphere in this photo!! strangely your jackets blends in perfectly with the decor!!
kisses from london

Photo of Amy Williams

WOW, this jacket really is stunning.
Can't wait to see more detailed pics, and those Y3 pants look really great too!


Photo of silver

this is sooo lovely!!! congrats on the find!

Photo of leyla m.

i am totally in love with this jitrois jacket!!! you look fabulous in it!

Photo of Amee

Omgoodness that leather jacket is to die for! The gold leaves are fantastic. Perfect match with those Marni pumps!

Photo of Marian

Gorgeous Jitrois jacket.The detailing is amazing.hope your well.

Photo of kait

holy moly your finds are exquisite and the fact that you don't have to shop on a budget is a complete blessing! please tell me how tall you are

Photo of Julie

Of course,love the jacket...but,where did you guys find that cool tree!?

Photo of Sha

Oh my Lord, I love LOVE love your Marni shoes. I think I've died and gone to heaven just by seeing you wear them. WOW.

Photo of Alexa

Is it just me or does the Christmas tree match the floor?

The detailing on that jacket is amazing! I wish there was a front angle shot too though.

Jitrois always reminds me of rainy days, from this one time i was caught in the rain outside the boutique in the region of sloane square.
Naturally, we all covet the shoes.

Photo of momma

jane, that's a wonderful coat! i love the gold detail.

Photo of Megan

Jane, where did you get that Christmas tree?

Also, you say you and your mom make the ornaments? Can you explain further...? I'm curious!

Photo of Sammy

wow that jacket is beautiful!
amazing blog!

Photo of Brigadeiro

OH MY GOSH! That leather jacket is just out-of-this-world amazing! Love the outfit, and how even the tree goes with it (I'm sure it'll be even more stunning once decked out). Great score!

Photo of Prêt à Porter P

that is completely incredible!!! WOW!!!

Photo of Becca

that jacket is incredible! I love the detailing. And the marni heels are impeccable.

Photo of sf styleoscope

Holy Cracker, it is AMAZING. It's incredible to think about someone actually making something so beautiful and detailed. If I made something that gorgeous, I would keep it! Wear it some more! Let's see more ensembles! Love your blog, and LOVE your style.

Photo of Kayla

I admire your style.

Photo of Sandra Mendoza-Daly

OMG. Freaking gorgeous coat! Insane with jealousy. See! Why do people assume vintage is old crap from your Grandma's basement? I may need to profile you!

Photo of shay

how beautiful. The coat reminds me of David Bowie's wardrobe in Labyrinth! Sorta fantastical...

Photo of Fashion Intel

Bonjour Jane!
I love reading Sea of Shoes, and absolutely adore your style. I was writing with a question about some Dries Van Noten's you share with your mother [the multi-colored strappy sandals]. Did you buy them to size? Or go up in half/full number? Lastly, did the leather straps loosen any as leather often does with wear.

I anticipate your response.

Best wishes,
Fashion Intel

P.S. I've have a photo of the shoes in my most recent post, if you need some reference.

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Photo of stephanie

hiii !!! i love your leather jacket (L)and your shoes are umbeliveable
a frenche fan =D (L)

Photo of Mel

Just found your blog and am completely in awe of your shoe collection. I am now one very jealous girl. That jacket is gorgeous and suits you so well. And so are the Marni shoes, but tell me, how on earth do you manage to walk in heels that high? I think I would fall over taking my first step.

Photo of Kayla

That is a beautiful jacket. I hope one day I am able to start collecting such wonderful vintage pieces like you and your mother!

Photo of Melissa

Great outfit...love the jacket. I only wish I could walk in shoes with a heel like that. I love heels, but those exceed my abilities!

Photo of SARAH

I love everything!
Bisous de France!

Photo of Jo

That is one hell of an awesome coat! Love your style- so very unique.

Photo of belle fantaisie

can i just say your shoes are amazing 0.0

Photo of cindiddy

those shoes are insane! i love them! but probably way too high for me!

Photo of Ann

Oh my gosh, that Jean Claude Jitrois jacket is stunning! I don't know what to be more jealous of, the jacket or those shoes!

Wow you totally have inspired me to copy this look somehow, I would totally complete this outfit with the gorgeous diamond earrings I bought from www.idonowidont.com and look like a fashionista like you at me and my fiance's upcoming Christmas party.

Your style is chic-tastic, great photo!

Photo of marissa

I've been following your blog for months and Jane, I'm going to be honest. I think it's one of the best in the fashion blogosphere. Your clothes are magnificent, but the way you style them really sets you apart. Your entries are also delightful--too many fashion bloggers try to come off as perfect. And I know you get this a lot, but I adore your shoes.

Photo of stefanie

Wow great find :)
And your shoes are amazing as always! Love them!
Aah I'm looking forward to getting a christmas tree at home, I just love the smell of pine when I come home!

Photo of Cristina

Sick nasty shoes!

Photo of joana

i'm in love with those marni pumps

Photo of Cindy

I love reading your adventures. I am a mom and my daughter and I too share my closet and my thrift treasures...
Keep it up you and your mom both have fun!

Photo of Songy

I would be so thrilled to see your entire vintage archive. Would you have a plan to have some kind of 'museum' pages with all your vintage treasures? That will be quite a task I bet!

Photo of izh

Oh my. I definitely LOVE your Mary Janes!! They're like, the perfect Mary Janes or something!!! How high are the heels of that? :)
And the jacket, really AWESOME!! I wish they'd sell fab vintage stuffs in eBay.ph too.

Photo of claire

wowee, that jacket is amazing. i want more pictures of it, you should post some of the details. seriously AMAZING

Photo of fashionista

Jane, you never cease to amaze and inspire me! I love that Christmas tree, it makes me not want to be Jewish, haha.

Photo of patricia

I absolutely love it! but I am more in love with the shoes. I know they are some basic platforms. But hey, I really love it! :)

Photo of Linn

You look gorgeous on this photo ! I really love the jacket ... and your home too :D

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