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Would you wear that and where?

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dontpullyourbrotherswilly Mon 30-Jan-17 14:54:20

I got a new Joe Browns catalogue today and was expecting to hate everything (i get the catalogue because i once bought a skirt but in general don't like the stuff)

Anyway I actually liked couple of items but suspect that it's not something I would actually wear. (In fear of looking ridiculous)

Just for info I'm 33 and size 8-10.

So the question is would you wear these and if so where to and how old are you??
Thanks!!

http://www.joebrowns.co.uk/sp+women-coats-and-jackets-wow-wow-wow-waistcoat+wj051?coloursel=A

http://www.joebrowns.co.uk/sp+women-coats-and-jackets-vibrant-check-jacket+wj052?coloursel=A

dontpullyourbrotherswilly Mon 30-Jan-17 14:59:09

Forgot to add i was picturing the while set - white shirt, waistcoat and jacket with dark blue skinny jeans and brown dubarry boots that I don't own

Laiste Mon 30-Jan-17 16:20:12

I'm strangely drawn to Joe Browns stuff (i too get a catalogue) but have only ever bought 2 of their more boring summer skirts and i think that was through Next.

I think most of it is aimed at 20 something or aging hippies grin

Laiste Mon 30-Jan-17 16:20:38

Next online i meant to say.

carrie74 Mon 30-Jan-17 16:23:54

It's very much a country riding set look, which wouldn't look out of place in my area, but I think I'd expect it on someone a little older than you?

ShimmeringIce Mon 30-Jan-17 16:42:14

The waistcoat is unremarkable in a nice way. The jacket I imagine being worn by a tastefully spray-tanned blonde with designer accessories grin

JournosAreLazy Mon 30-Jan-17 16:44:49

It's like an outfit from a Jilly Cooper novel.

ChristmasEvePJs Mon 30-Jan-17 16:47:03

I am a similar age to you and feel far too young for both of those. My grandmother has a similar jacket from Ness and she is in her late 80's.

BumWad Mon 30-Jan-17 16:49:34

I am 34 and would not wear any of those items.

Floisme Mon 30-Jan-17 16:49:54

They've stopped sending me the catalogue so I guess they don't think it's for my age group - and I'm smack out of the aging hippy generation.

I actually think a well fitting tweed jacket is a thing of great beauty. But I'd go for the real thing not polyester shit.

dontpullyourbrotherswilly Mon 30-Jan-17 17:46:06

I guess that's a no then

I sometimes like stuff that i think looks great in my head in some dreamworld (or perhaps in Sophie Kinsella novel which i never read but have heard of though my friend who reads crap like that)
Glad you brought me back to earth

katiegg Mon 30-Jan-17 17:52:21

I'm 33, similar size and age to you. I like the waistcoat but probably wouldn't wear in myself to be honest. Not so keen on the jacket though.

pseudonymity Mon 30-Jan-17 17:56:41

The jacket is almost Vividnne Westwood, almost but not quite. I'd just go straight for the VW option if I was looking for clothes like this.

Floisme Mon 30-Jan-17 18:22:31

Or you can get real Harris Tweed in vintage shops for about a tenner: much nicer quality and colours.

nannyplumislostinspace Mon 30-Jan-17 18:28:19

I was expecting them to be absolutely hideous but the waistcoat is actually really nice.

Bloggybollocks Mon 30-Jan-17 18:31:40

I'd wear both if I were a. the star of a porn film where I'd be engaging in rough stable sex with a sexy groom or b. A spray tanned, botoxed to the eyeballs, wife of a used car salesman residing in Essex.....

dontpullyourbrotherswilly Mon 30-Jan-17 19:31:01

Bloggy
I've really got it wrong haven't Iblush

CountFosco Tue 31-Jan-17 10:24:28

I've got a tweed jacket from Boden which I love because it's good quality British tweed and it's a petite so fits me perfectly. If you like the look of Tweed jackets they are in the sale here for a similar price to that Joe Browns one.

GVmama Tue 31-Jan-17 13:21:28

I have a few tweed blazers, one Boden and one Hobbs and I can't remember where the third one is from, I love them.

As you said I wear them with a shirt and dark navy jeans, and knee high boots. I'm 37, size 10/12 and would wear them anywhere, school run, lunch with friends, even on a walk in the summer. I have worn them in the winter with a fitted jumper, skirt and heels too.

We are pretty rural and live on a farm, so tweed is totally acceptable, essential almost!

BusterGonad Tue 31-Jan-17 13:54:12

I wouldn't wear them, as it reminds me of the Sloan Ranger look as Trinny and Susannah kindly put it!

BusterGonad Tue 31-Jan-17 13:56:45

Sloane Rangers I mean!

RebelandaStunner Tue 31-Jan-17 19:16:05

I like the pink jacket. I would wear it on a date with Mads Mickelson dressed as Hannibal. We would clash nicely.

RoganJosh Tue 31-Jan-17 19:18:23

I think the jacket would just look good with jeans. I'd just wear it instead of any other blazer. Ditto the waistcoat. I like them both.

UnicornButtplug Tue 31-Jan-17 19:23:32

I like the jacket would wear it with a plain dress for work or with jeans and a plain t-shirt at the weekend.

Disclaimer, I am not trendy at all.

Deathraystare Sat 04-Feb-17 09:42:21

Waistcoat no. It looks too "stiff"

The jacket possibly but not that pink colour.

Generally I like the stuff.

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