Oh yes, this one definitely deserves the capital letters! I think this is awesome! But I know many people who chringe at the sight of it. I love brocade, and I love jackets, this one has brocade in just the right colors and such an awesome cut! It is a VERY powerful piece though, it cannot be ignored! When the sun shines, this one shines too! A lot! I feel like a second sun when I wear it in sunlight. And my do people stare!
I found this one at a second hand shop called Beyond Retro, they have a chain of shops both in Sweden (three of them in Stockholm, just a 40 minute train ride from here!!) and in the UK. They also have an online shop. I love that place, it is definitely my go to place for absolutely unique items of good quality! Not too expensive either, but expensive enough that I only shop there about twice a year as I tend to get carried away... My dear top hat is also from Beyond Retro, but it is not second hand.
This brocade jacket is completely anonynmous, no lable or any signs that there has ever been a lable. It seems tailored to me and it might have been made as part of a theater production or something like that. It has some details that have been lovingly hand stitched but it still gives a decidely proffessional impression. The patterns align perfectly and it is just so stunning that I get chills!! Oh, I could just go on and on about this one, it is hands down the best find I have ever made! It cost me just 35 €! It´s a little bit big on me, but who cares!!
But, for the awful part of it, it might just be too extreme for most people in the known universe! Shoulder pads, gold brocade, strange cut... I love it, but most people wouldn´t! My mother exclaimed "WHAT is THAT?" the first time she saw it!
So my mind might be made up, but what do you think? Could you handle wearing it? Is it cringeworthy? Is it awful or is it awesome?