Over the years, I have noticed an increasingly common trend in my shopping compulsions — I have an obsession with jackets. From waxed and painted denim to animal printed blazers, my jacket collection continues to grow while the rest of my wardrobe remains the same. I guess I could trace this obsession with jackets to my elementary days when I would hold a strong attachment to one jacket until my mom forced me to buy a new one without holes. It is because of this obsession that I am always on the lookout for different jackets like this Fashionisto’s bleached denim jacket.
There are days when I sometimes just want to give up after walking several blocks around campus, unsuccessfully finding a fashionable male. However, when I finally spotted this jacket from afar I knew that I had found a Fashionisto on campus. And the best part about this jacket is that it cannot be found at any store because this Fashionisto dipped this thrifted American Apparel jacket in bleach himself. It goes to show that DIY projects are not only for girls! He also added a small Texas flag patch on the back which makes this jacket unlike any dip-dyed jacket that can be found at stores such as ASOS. The Fashionisto not only sports denim on denim but he also incorporates plaid into his entire ensemble. His combat-meets-oxford wing-tipped boots are a unique shoe that give a neat twist to the simple lace up boot. Additionally this Fashionisto has a leather backpack that adds a dynamic touch to his entire look.
The Fashionisto is not far removed from the fashion world as he holds a job in retail and enjoys thrift shopping. It’s always the boys that have the patience to scour thrift stores that put together the most eclectic and original looks. It’s a good thing that Austin is known for it’s well-kept vintage and thrift stores.
Hint: Don’t be afraid to DIY, boys! Something as easy as bleaching a chunky knit sweater to a simple button-down can add an original and edgy touch to your entire wardrobe. Bleach is easy to use and can be found at any grocery store — no sewing is even necessary. Experiment with blotching and dip dying with the bleach!