Trend Forecast: Don’t buy a bomber, get this jacket instead

Post by TM

When I was about 16 one of my favourite outfits was really tight black trousers (that flared over high heeled boots) and a sporty zip-up top, also really, really tight. Everything I wore was tight back in the early 2000s. 

That’s beside the point, though; it’s the sporty top that matters. It’s yet another piece from my wardrobe of yore that I should never have thrown away, despite the various stains I never bothered to try to get out or the broken zip.

The character Margot Tennenbaum became a style icon; now it’s her brother Chas and nephews’ turn. Because, dear friends, the track is back.

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This Spring Summer, you will be advised to hang on to your leather jacket, which you surely already have, and invest in a bomber jacket as your trend piece. I say don’t. Everyone will pick up a bomber because it’s so easy to – they’re everywhere. I’m going to get one from Boohoo.com because they cost about €20 and I have a voucher.

If I could get a track jacket on Boohoo.com I wouldn’t, because that would mean they’re readily available. See where I’m going with this? Know what I mean?

Ben Stiller as Chas wore a full tracksuit; don’t do that. Also, don’t go all early 2000s Town Mouse on it and wear it with tight flared trousers made with cheapo stretchy material, but maybe consider hugely wide jeans and Adidas superstar trainers, which was another of my favourite combos. The white trainers are back already, make way for those jeans.

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Gwen Stefani from No Doubt arrives for the 2001 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas NV., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001. (photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)

This is such a non-trend so far, despite the aparent grá for ‘athleisure’; hardly anyone (except maybe sports people) is even wearing the track top yet. Get yours in a sports store now, and prepare to be copied.

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Chloe luxe track top

 

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One thought on “Trend Forecast: Don’t buy a bomber, get this jacket instead

  1. Pingback: Leisure for pleasure: How to wear activewear when you’re not active | TownMouse CountryMouse Ireland

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