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Oversized Sanders jacket in olive oil cloth.
Shown in size XS/S. Cut and sewn in Austin, Tx. 100%C
Note: oil cloth will break down to your body over time. Do not wash, do not dry, spot clean only. Wind resistant.
Posted by Amy Long on 23rd Apr 2016
When I bought this, I didn't think I NEEDED a short-sleeved jacket. I just wanted it. But I did. I needed this jacket. It is an objectively perfect piece of clothing. The cut and construction are exceptional; I never find myself fidgeting with or fighting against the collar, lapels, or any of the hems (and fidgeting with your clothes is the worst). The pockets are indispensable. They've nearly replaced my purse. I am in love with the oilcloth. To take a utility fabric and make it into such a special piece was a genius idea. The jacket really is wind resistant (I live in the bowl of a mountain, and we get a lot of wind, but ever since I got this jacket, the wind doesn't bother me), and cat hair, dust, ashes--anything not liquid, as far as I can tell--all just brush right off it. It doesn't wrinkle. And the jacket is only getting softer as the oilcloth continues to break down. It's so comfortable and easy to wear, and it's so modern that it updates all of the clothes I put under it. Dresses I've had for five years look new with the Sanders jacket over them. The green looks amazing with black, other neutrals, and prints, with jeans, with pants much like MES's Sedge pant, with slimmer-fitting sweaters (including long- and 3/4-length-sleeved sweaters), all of my light summer dresses. The Marcus tank and Wellsley dress (obviously) are awesome MES pairings. I'm stoked to try it with my striped Edith dress.
Mostly, though, I just feel really cool in this jacket. It's utilitarian and comfortable and looks great, but there's also just this feeling I get when I put it on that is hard to describe other than to say that I feel like the cool girl in a 90s rom com or something. It's a great piece. I don't know what I did without it.